Students learned about masks in four major cultures/ geographical areas from around the world. They then completed a worksheet where they listed major mask characteristics including materials used, colors, uses, etc. for each culture/ geographical area. Students crated a "mask skeleton" out of old grocery store sale signs that had been donated to the art classroom and tape. The combination of slits and tabs in paper cut put help to create 3D elements. This skeleton was then covered in plaster gauze strips and then painted with acrylic paint. Very fun and engaging project!!!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Wolf Kahn has great color blocked landscapes that I think would work well with a younger age group. I tried it with High School students and it was a constant struggle to get them to think beyond what they thought a landscape should look like (green grass and blue sky). Younger elementary students think about the world in color already so why not expand on that?