Friday, February 12, 2010

Symmetrical African Masks



Students in the 3rd grade looked at various African Masks for their inspiration. First, we took painted paper traced, then cut a circle. Next, we took animal print paper and created symmetrical shapes to represent facial features such a eyes, nose, cheeks, and added various decorations. With paint and metallic markers students added smaller designs to their masks. The next step was to create a background border that contained a pattern of geometric shapes. Student created some really exciting patterns while reinforcing the math concept taught in the 3rd grade.

6 comments:

  1. These are wonderful. I like how they are all so unique and beautiful!

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  2. Hi Laura! I love your blog so much. This is a great project. I really like the rich earthy colors. They are beautiful!

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  3. These look great! I'm doing African masks with my students this week too only we're using bright colors- pictures will be up soon on my blog!

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  4. That is great work.Keep it up.Looking forward to some more.Awesome.:)))))

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  5. I'm having my preschool/kinder students make masks out of paper plates. I will incorporate your ideas into another project. Absolutely love how you focused on geometrical shapes. Nicely done.
    -Deborah

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