Monday, November 14, 2011

masks. lots of masks.

Zamorano Fine Arts Academy recently hosted its 5th annual fall community art event. This year the focus was on creating masks from different cultures and countries around the world. Approximately 400 students, family members, friends, and staff members participated in this wonderful event. 

Each of the 10 mask making centers was packed throughout the evening with people young and old working together, laughing together, and creating together. The participants got to use a wide range of media and techniques and were exposed to different cultural mask making traditions.

A common thread that ran through many of the mask designs was the use of symmetry. This event was a great, low stress way to reinforce our students' understanding of this important mathematical and spatial concept.

It was great to see so many hard working people take time out of their hectic schedules and share their time and energy with our students and children.

Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered time and energy to make this such a great night!

The above pics are from the American style superhero mask making activity that took place we did in my room. I will post pics of some of the other great masks soon!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, these are really fun! How did I miss these. Must pin, Must pin:)