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Lesson Plans by Discipline - Maskmaking


Clay Wall Pocket Bird Mask
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Grades K – 4

 

Grade Level

Venetian Volto Mask

The Italian word “volto” translates as “face”. These full-face masks were known as “citizen’s masks” because they were originally worn by common people during the Carnival of Venice. By draping acrylic felt over a reusable form and using Rice Paste (a gluten-free maché alternative) to stiffen, students create a sculptural mask that can be decorated with paint, glitter, feathers, rhinestones, etc.

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3 – 12

Goofy Mask

Lots of texture, color and dimension. The cultural diversity in the United States provides for many, many masks which represent traditional images. This fun mask requires children to create a mask just for themselves.

K – 4

Mexican “Tona” Animal Masks

According to a pre-Columbian legend, each person shares a common destiny with an animal that matches their personality and their life experiences called a “Tona”. Students identify with an animal and create a mask that will retain some human features as well. This project linka with personal identification and Mexican Folk Art cultural studies.

K – 4

Carnival Scratch Art Mask

Explore the history of carnival masks from various cultures. Ornate and colorful masks are easy to create with Scratch Art Film and permanent markers.

K – 8

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Grades 5 – 8

 

Grade Level

Venetian Volto Mask

The Italian word “volto” translates as “face”. These full-face masks were known as “citizen’s masks” because they were originally worn by common people during the Carnival of Venice. By draping acrylic felt over a reusable form and using Rice Paste (a gluten-free maché alternative) to stiffen, students create a sculptural mask that can be decorated with paint, glitter, feathers, rhinestones, etc.

Watch the Video

3 – 12

Junkanoo Headress

Junkanoo is a festival that takes place in the Bahamas. It is a tradition that traces its roots back to the 16th century. Music, dancing and elaborate costumes are all part of Junkanoo. This lesson introduces students to a fun and whimsical cultural event by allowing them to design their own headress - an important part of the festivities!

6 – 12

Twisteez Masks

Students create a colorful, expressive mask by weaving Twisteez Wires on a screen.

5 – 12

Mardi-Gras Mask

Create unique and dazzling masks with an exciting Mardi Gras sparkle!

5 – 12

Clay Wall Pocket Bird Mask

Wall pockets have a long history as decorative and functional items. They have been used for years to hold flowers, perfumes and light sources

5 – 12

African Ceremonial Mask

Studying the rich history of maskmaking in Africa is a perfect way for students to experience the relationship between the process of creating a piece of art, and appreciating the significance it carries

5 – 12

Carnival Scratch Art Mask

Explore the history of carnival masks from various cultures. Ornate and colorful masks are easy to create with Scratch Art Film and permanent markers.

K – 8

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Grades 9 – 12

 

Grade Level

Venetian Volto Mask

The Italian word “volto” translates as “face”. These full-face masks were known as “citizen’s masks” because they were originally worn by common people during the Carnival of Venice. By draping acrylic felt over a reusable form and using Rice Paste (a gluten-free maché alternative) to stiffen, students create a sculptural mask that can be decorated with paint, glitter, feathers, rhinestones, etc.

Watch the Video

3 – 12

Junkanoo Headress

Junkanoo is a festival that takes place in the Bahamas. It is a tradition that traces its roots back to the 16th century. Music, dancing and elaborate costumes are all part of Junkanoo. This lesson introduces students to a fun and whimsical cultural event by allowing them to design their own headress - an important part of the festivities!

6 – 12

Twisteez Masks

Students create a colorful, expressive mask by weaving Twisteez Wires on a screen.

5 – 12

Mardi-Gras Mask

Create unique and dazzling masks with an exciting Mardi Gras sparkle!

5 – 12

Clay Wall Pocket Bird Mask

Wall pockets have a long history as decorative and functional items. They have been used for years to hold flowers, perfumes and light sources

5 – 12

African Ceremonial Mask

Studying the rich history of maskmaking in Africa is a perfect way for students to experience the relationship between the process of creating a piece of art, and appreciating the significance it carries

5 – 12

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