Central Idea People around the world communicate through traditional arts
Concepts Connection, form and Reflection
How line, shape, pattern and colour can convey an emotion
Use their knowledge of art elements and how artists use them to create masks for different reasons and to portray different meanings.
What traditional art can tell us about people around the world
Study how masks are linked to the stories cultures tell and plays they enact. Use a mask to tell a story, dance…
- Using the images students explore different forms of traditional masks in the classroom and discuss
- differences and similarities
- developments over time (how the same object has changed because of development of materials, tools etc)
- Outside shape / line
- Inside decorations (patterns / color)
- Themes used in traditional masks (daily life, gods, rulers, stories / folklore, animals).
- Art forms in traditional masks
They then sketch and draw patterns that they recognize. in different mask styles
- The students will choose an emotion and function for their mask style. They will research possible colours, shapes and lines.
- Using the collected information on designs, shapes and patterns from traditional art forms, students first plan their mask work, considering theme, idea, subject matter or story and then list materials needed to make the object.
- Students create a plan in their sketchbooks and through peer and self reflection improve their plans.