: A blog of inspirations & updates from my life as an artist, educator and human being.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
First graders created masks focusing on two objectives: creating a mask that is symmetric and has an expression. I set up supply stations, which allowed them to roam around the room and work together. First step was to fold and cut a symmetrical mask design with some facial features, Then the decorating began with yarn, raffia, construction paper, drawing supplies, foam and wood shapes, pipe cleaners, feathers, beads, puzzle pieces and tape... lots of tape. First graders LOVE tape. I brought each first grade section around the school in a parade fashion to "scare" or maybe rather "entertain" the other classrooms. It was good fun.