Starfish girl pioneers are busy! So busy, that the simple parts of being a child are often forgotten. Thankfully, Starfish volunteer, Patsy Schmitz, has been on hand to help – with ART! As a retired Spanish and Art teacher, Patsy hosts workshops on weekends free for students who want to get creative
Over the last few weeks, girl pioneers have been creating their own dolls out of used textile fabrics. The students make huipiles (the embroidered shirts Mayan women wear), cortes (woven skirts), fajas (beautiful woven belts), and even draw the faces of their dolls.
Some students take home their dolls. Other dolls will be sold by Starfish (email us for more information!), carried by a local store in Guatemala with the Starfish A Mayan Star, Born to Shine books, and at our September 28 gala.
Posted on March 6, 2013