Working in conjunction with the art teacher, the students will create a work of art that commemorates a loved one in their family. Using clay, photos, paint, or drawings, the students will create a work of art that commemorates a loved one in their family who is still alive. The students will choose what type of medium that they would like to use. They can create a sculpture, write a song, adapt a song, write a poem, create a collage, whatever they decide to create. We will visit the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, CT to get various ideas for sculpting. There will be many different examples that the students will be immersed in so that they will have a variety of options to choose from. Hopefully something will grab their attention as a medium that they would like to use to create their living memorial. The students will then write a paragraph describing their work of art and why they chose the medium that they used.