Thursday, April 25, 2013

Another Dimension

In the fourth quarter we are exploring sculpture. Our children are learning about three dimensional form and the variety of mediums and materials they can use to create in the round.
After creating a hand-painted, paper sculpture, all students began a mask making project. Primary classes made paper masks embellished with a variety of materials as they viewed, described, discussed and drew facial expressions and learned about the expressive Hahoe Masks of Korea.

Lower Elementary classes are using papier mache to develop animal masks as they learn about the Pre Columbian masks of Mexico which depicted animals and were worn during ceremonial rituals. After discussing ideas about what animals symbolize, children reflected on their own personality traits and chose an animal that best represents them. These works are in progress so please check back here to see the finished pieces.


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