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African Masks

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mask1.jpg (112492 bytes)I thought it would be interesting for the  children to understand that 
art is more than just drawing.  Art is  expressed in many different ways.  We 
talked about sculptures, mosaics, and  specifically concentrated on African 
Masks.  I told the 1st graders that  masks could be made out of a variety of 
items such as, wood, straw, and  feathers.  We also talked about how masks are 
used usually in celebrations  like weddings and the birth of a child.  

mask2.jpg (128325 bytes)Since our Art Smart lesson  coincided with Halloween I felt that creating masks would 
be especially  fun.  We used tempera paint on paper plates using a variety of 
colors.   It was my first time presenting an Art Smart lesson, and with the help
of  another mom and the teacher we had a lot of fun.  Jane Simons (parent

Lisa Soto Kile, Ph.D.
Madison Elementary School
66030 Dogwood Road
Wakarusa, IN 46573

Contributed by Lisa Soto Kile, November 2008.


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