Thursday, July 18, 2013

African Inspired Clay Masks

This summer program has been going great -- with only one minor snag -- no A/C during a heat wave where it reached temperatures of over 100 degrees outside the building.  But it has been good for the air dry clay we were using for our African Inspired Clay Masks. 

The 7th graders over African history in social studies class so I like to do a project or two that deals with it. This summer we worked on the basic shapes and textures used by African artists when they create their masks. 

** Warning: this is a photo heavy post! **

After the kids rolled out their slab of clay, they were able to add different textures and shapes using the clay and clay tools. 

Next post will have painted finished photos of these amazing masks. 

1 comment:

  1. How will you take the mask off when it dries???