Art teacher celebrates Halloween with epic transformations for students

ZOE MOORE
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Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter is taking Halloween to the next level.

The 36-year-old art teacher has been transforming herself into a famous portrait every week leading up to Halloween.

De Angelo-Baxter, who teaches at a middle school in Northern Virginia, has been teaching for 12 years.

This is the first time she is doing 100% distanced learning and says it has been an adjustment.

PHOTO: Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter dressed up as Mona Lisa. (Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter)
PHOTO: Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter dressed up as Mona Lisa. (Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter)

Typically, De Angelo-Baxter would dress up for her students for Halloween, but since she won’t be seeing them in person this year, she said she wanted to find a way to connect with them.

“Doing creative things like this, outside the box, is kind of my way of just finding another way to connect,” De Angelo-Baxter said in an interview with “Good Morning America.”

PHOTO: Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter dressed up as an Andy Warhol inspired, Marilyn Monroe. (Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter)
PHOTO: Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter dressed up as an Andy Warhol inspired, Marilyn Monroe. (Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter)

So far she has transformed into Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” Frida Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird,” and Andy Warhol’s “The Marilyn Diptych.”

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She says her looks take around one to two hours to create, and she tries to work on them when her two children are napping.

PHOTO: Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter dressed up as “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” (Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter)
PHOTO: Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter dressed up as “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” (Jennifer De Angelo-Baxter)

De Angelo-Baxter has been posting her looks online so that both her past and present students can see.

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“This is something that I always did for fun. But now in the virtual environment, I decided to take it to another level for my kids,” De Angelo-Baxter said.

De Angelo-Baxter has one more look for Halloween that she can’t wait to reveal to her students.

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