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Clay Masks

5th: Around the World
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Lauren Cleary

on 29 March 2015

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Transcript of Clay Masks

Artist's Challenge
Other Types of Masks...
All About Masks
Various Functions
Protective masks
Help with breathing
Decoration/Fashion
Religious Purposes
Celebrations
Super Heroes
Wrestling Masks
Face paint
Inspiration
Protective Masks
Surgical Mask
Umpire Mask
Modern Goalie Mask
Paintball Mask
Breathing Masks
Oxygen Mask
Snorkel/underwater mask
Gas Mask
Decorative& Fashion
Mardi Gras
Movie Masks
Fashion
Decorative
Religious
Native American

Indian Gods
Celebrations
Chinese New Year
Dia De Los Muertos
Identity
Interpretation
Choices
Super Heroes
Wrestling
Face Paint
Fencing Mask
Masquerade Party
Inspiration

Write down as any different kinds of masks as you can think of. Be prepared to share out.
(I thought of 8)
Create a unique, original mask that expresses:
1. your identity
2. a social/global issue
3. interpretation of an artwork
Social/Global Issue
Famous Artists!
The Future of Statues, 1937
Rene Magritte
The Holocaust
George Segal
Kimmy Cantrell
Table Group Challenge:
Maori
African Masks
Masks from Greece
"Mask of Agamemnon"
Native American Masks
Kwakwaka'wakw
ceremonial mask
Masks of south east Asia are used in operas and performances
Kimmy Cantrell
Modern Artist in Georgia
Egyptians thought that the mask would guide the spirit of the king back to its final resting place in the body
This mask was warn during ceremonies
This was made by hammering a single
piece of flat gold
Some masks represent human forms, others depict birds, fish, or reptiles.
How metal masks are made
1
2
3
4
Chinese New Year
Dragon dances are performed at New Year to scare away evil spirits
Masks from
around
the world
Wooden mask of Africa
Some masks are made of hair, bone, and shells.
Asia
Australia
South
America
North America
Created 3500 years ago out of solid gold!
George Segal
India
Painted Plaster Mask
Rene Magritte
1935
Europe
Artist's Challenge
1. Choose one country or culture to use as inspiration for your clay mask.
2. Create at least three different sketches of a mask.
3. Meet with Mrs. Cleary to discuss sketches & ideas
*What is the purpose of your mask (protection, disguise, performance, entertainment, ritual)?
*What does your mask represent or symbolize (an animal, culture, personal meaning)?
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