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Mask On, Mask Off

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create multilayered and interactive masks based on a personally meaningful theme. They will address culture, self, and history as they plan and develop masks made from construction paper and crayons and write a poetic reflection.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will review the history, methods, and application of masks.

Students will plan and develop masks that correlate to personally meaningful themes through symbols, shapes, and ideas.

Students will identify connections between artists, artwork, and themes based on culture and identity.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion on the history, methods, and application of masks.
  • Guide planning and ideation stages of symbolism and mask selection development.
  • Assist in referring to material imagery and template use.
  • Show how to use construction paper crayons and methods for making lifting mask flaps.

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National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours and 55 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • 9" x 12" colored construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Construction paper or regular crayons, 16 count
  • Scissors or X-ACTO knife
  • Glue stick or tape
  • Optional: brass fastener

National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

VA:Cr1.1.Ia

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

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Steps

Review History

Review the history, methods, and application of masks.

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Instructional Materials

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I Am Poem

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Symbolism in Art

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Mask Planning Guide

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Masks Around the World

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Techniques to Try with Crayon

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Mask Template

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Critique

Sticky Note Critique

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