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Artistic Flow

June 9, 2021 | Chris Gasca

In our current unit for art class, we will be closing out the year learning how to sew. We have learned so many art skills throughout the school year. The students have made sculptures with clay, learned how to mix and use watercolors, and how to look at the proper details on their faces in order to be able to draw and color self-portraits.  They were able to learn different styles of drawing, how to work with wire to make artwork using that material, and they were even able to work on some acting, script reading, and hollow block building during our art class. With all that said, they have really grown in their abilities as artists this year.

As we move into this new unit, sewing is our focal point. They are learning different stitching techniques in order to eventually build a pillow, stuffed animal with buttons for eyes, a sports team logo, or a ball – wherever their imaginations take them.  In the pictures that are shown above, they are all working on putting patches together using different sewing techniques that will be helpful to them when they begin their final projects. They have really been challenged in this unit but have worked hard to keep moving forward, having a good time in the process.  Great work 2nd grade!!!

Chris Gasca

Assistant Teacher, Grade 2 Forests & Meadows Class: Assistant Teacher, Spanish

Chris Gasca first learned about Mustard Seed School through his wife, Clarissa, who is an alumna. Impressed with the education and the community, they enrolled their three children. Mr. Gasca saw firsthand the love, Godly character, and incredible skill of MSS teachers. He joined the staff as a substitute teacher in 2016 and felt right at home. Today he's an Assistant Teacher in the Forest Class and works with second and third grade students. He loves spending time with children in the park where he has been known to be a fierce competitor in foot races and team sports. He thoroughly enjoys building relationships with MSS students, especially learning beside them and helping them grow in character and self esteem. Whether through academics, extracurricular activities, or providing emotional support, Mr. Gasca always looks for the best way to invest in every single student.

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