Halloween is one of the most popular and memorable events at the Academy. The costumes are unforgettable, as you might expect at an art school, the treats are aplenty, and the activities
include something for everyone. When you ask alumni about their best memories at the Academy, Halloween is always on the list. If you didn’t already know, it’s a BIG deal.
This year, Academy students participated in themed events and surprises throughout the prior week, including Exquisite Corpse Drawings, designing handmade patches for a 6 foot tall scarecrow, pondering the existence of ghosts in Discussion Club, and custom caricature drawings by student Leon Borak.
In addition to all of the Halloween festivities, senior Jovanna Casillas Leos took the time and care to create a beautiful ofrenda in honor of Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that honors family members who have passed. Students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to to place offerings on the ofrenda in honor of their lost loved ones. Jovanna also led students in a sugar skull making workshop as part of the Dia de los Muertos tradition.
On the big day, Tuesday, October 31, students dressed for the annual Costume Parade and Costume Contest. Top prizes were offered to those with the Most Original, Scariest, and Funniest costumes. Once the parade commenced, all were invited to have professional portraits taken in the photography studio before having pizza and popcorn while viewing classic horror films.
We’re thrilled to have another successful Halloween in the books and can’t wait to see what our Halloween committee of students, staff, and faculty are already coming up with for next year!