This fall, our 8-week class session has focused on the face. (Sing, to the tune of Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass: "Because you know I'm all about that face, 'bout that face, no elbows...")
Anyhow, we've made these masks, and completed some other projects I'll be sharing in the coming week. We have just one more class until after New Year's, when the winter session will focus on various folk arts from around the world. Should be fun!!!
here on the blog, after I did it with my then fourth grade age students. (Oh my gosh, they are now 7th graders!) The photo above is from that original post. Look at that post for a larger variety of student work, and information about the process (though I will tell you about it again here anyhow). I mentioned in that post, and I want to repeat here, that the original inspiration for these masks came from the post of blogger Lori, on her blog Fun Art 4 Kids. Thank you, Lori!
In the subsequent art class, when the glue was all dry, the masks were slashed and overlapped (I stapled and hot-glued the overlap for them) to give them a curved 3-dimensional shape. The kids also decided to add a few jewels and feathers, though not as many as I anticipated or where I expected. Here are 'mug shots' of the kids and their completed giant masks.
And here they are again, in a totem pole stack!