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Students Show Variety of Talents at the Youth Arts Festival

This past Saturday at Theatre Action Project’s 5th annual Youth Arts Festival, our middle and high school students got to share their work from the year in front of family and friends. From drawings, to theatrical performances to movies, these students showed us their many talents.

Ojeda Middle School created “Alebrijes”, which are 3-Dimensional  wood carvings the Zapotec Indians of the Oaxacan Valley of Mexico. But instead of wood, these students created paper-mache and then painted intricate designs on their sculptures.

Artist: Sherri Wegleitner
Title: Skittieluv the Cat
Ojeda Middle School
6th Grade

Ojeda Middle School also created a short film via light box animation titled So We All May Live, which taught the theme of saving the ecosystem.

Lightbox animation by Ojeda MS
Title: So We All May Live

This past year, Ojeda Middle School lost a dear friend named Luis Lopez Flores. The students got together to honor him by creating one thousand paper cranes to bring peace to him and the community. They also made this film, 1000 Cranes for Luis as a tribute to their lost friend.

Del Valle Middle School students made a short film about zombies called The Last Day of School (pictured below) and a documentary about science, space, and learning called Cardinal 1.

“Last Day of School” film by Del Valle MS

Check out more art from the Youth Arts Festival with photos on our Facebook and videos on Youtube.

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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