Visual Arts: Mask Making. Kim Terry Parkdale High School. Visual Arts: Background Information. Criteria refers to the standards of judgment in a work of art. African cultures have standards of beauty for members of their society.
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Have the students create an African mask by cutting out a basic cardboard structure. Let them glue on any additional pieces foe features such as noses or eyebrows. Have the students cover the mask with Plastercraft. Then have the students decorate their masks.
Have the students each blow up a balloon and tie it. Then have them cover the front of the balloon with Plastercraft. After the plaster dries, they will pop the balloon and cut out the eyes. Then they can add cardboard features and glue them to the plaster. If the students add, features, those features must be plastered also. Then have the students decorate their mask..