Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Zilker School-wide Student Art Show

4th Grade African Clay Masks

What did we do?
We looked at several different examples of African masks and talked about why people had made them. We practiced drawing four different masks of our own, and picked our best one. Then we created a base out of clay that was the shape of our mask. We added pieces of clay to the base to represent facial features. Last, we painted glaze onto our masks using the African colors.

What did we learn?
We learned how to attach clay pieces using the score and slip method. We learned how to correctly apply glaze so that the colors would appear bright. We also learned how to carve texture into the clay and transform a two-dimensional image into a three-dimensional mask.

Ms. Saucedo's Class

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