What’s behind a mask?. What’s behind a mask?. http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=63928&title=African_Masks While watching the video, think about the characteristics of the masks. EQ-What purpose do artistic masks serve? What are characteristics of African masks?. Standards:
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Since at least Paleolithic times people have used masks.
wood, basketry, bark, corn husks, cloth, leather, skulls, papier-mâché, and other materials
Masks may cover the face, the entire head, or the head and shoulders, and they are sometimes considered part of an accompanying costume.
. Masks vary widely in their realism or abstraction, their use of symbols, and their ornamentation.
The making of masks is a primary artistic outlet in many cultures
Masks from Africa, Oceania, and the Native American cultures of North America are highly prized by art collectors.
Write in Notebook!
The function of the masks may be
magical or religious; they may
appear in rites of passage or as a make-up for a form of theatre. Masks may disguise a penitent or preside over important ceremonies; they may help mediate with spirits, or offer a protective role to the society who utilize their powers
sketchbook before you begin.
least 2 features!!!
Between each layer!
I shouldn’t see any tape or
Cut out eyes and mouth AFTER 1 layer
of paper mache