Saturday, November 10, 2012

3rd Grade African Masks

3rd grade is about to begin their first clay project of the year, which is a clay mask. Last year we did African Masks, and they were great so we're continuing on the legacy.

I had them sketch a LARGE design for the clay mask this year....Day One ~ Discuss 'transformation' and African culture...why do we wear masks?...celebrations, etc.....then they get to draw their design.

We drew the designs in pencil, then oulined with black marker. I provided the oval shape on copied paper.
Also, note the awesome idea book entries.

This lovely artist added a surrealistic design with an "eye mouth" ...we just studied Salvador Dali.

I was so impressed with their desisns and color choices!

Ella's mask design!

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