Our beloved traditional New Mexican woodcarving program provides an interdisciplinary experience for sixth-grade students who study the art and history of Islamic culture. The students practice precision in measurement and calculation as they develop their own design patterns inspired by the rich Moorish traditions brought to our region from Spain. Then, with the focus, patience, and precision necessary to the task, the girls apprentice with a master woodcarver, Miguel Chavez, who guides them as they ultimately produce a fine piece of traditional, carved furniture.
Final pieces designed and carved by our students will be raffled to raise funds for next year’s project. Raffle will be drawn May 26th, need not be present to win.