february, 2022

This is a repeating event

10feb2:30 pm3:30 pmLet’s Make a Mask - Visual Artswith Maria Ezcurra

Event Details

9 – 14+
Part 1: Thursday February 10, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Part 2: Thursday February 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

For thousands of years, people from cultures around the world have used masks as a form of protection, disguise, performance, and entertainment. Today, masks are still used for various traditional ceremonies and celebrations, often showing a syncretism of cultures and traditions, constantly evolving into new forms. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, facemasks have become an emblem of the pandemic. While they protect us against the virus, they may not always allow us to convey our identity. In this workshop, students have the opportunity to define themselves visually and are invited to consider and choose aspects of their identities that they want to show or conceal. During Part 1, we look at examples of masks and learn how to cut the paper or fabric to create one. Students sketch their mask and start working on it. During Part 2, we continue working on our masks and share finished work.
Materials: recycled cardboard (cereal boxes, file folders, etc.) and/or white paper, something to draw with (color pencils, markers, crayons, or even a simple pencil or pen), scissors
Optional: sticks (wooden/bamboo sushi or BBQ sticks, etc.) or cord (to attach the mask to the face), ruler, material for collage (recycled paper, egg cartons, fabrics, assorted materials, glue)

QEP Compentencies

Visual Arts: (ELEM) To produce individual works and media works; To appreciate works of art, traditional artistic objects, media images, personal productions and those of classmates; (HS) Creates media images; Appreciates works of art and cultural objects from the world’s artistic heritage, personal images and media images
CCC: Uses information, Solves problems, Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies, Communicates appropriately



(Thursday) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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