Monday, March 18, 2013

African masks, 1st grade

First graders began their African art unit by creating a painted paper mask, which are a tradition in African ceremonies and celebrations. Masks can represent humans or animals and they show a connection to nature. In some cultures, masks are thought to bring special abilities to the wearer. We painted our papers, Eric Carle style with texture and pattern, and shared them with each other to create these colorful masks.

1 comment:

  1. These are great Hope! I really like the merging of Africa and Eric Carle : )


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