During Cedar Lodge School's after school art program, we are investigating masks from around the world.
The group investigated African masks first. There are so many different styles across the continent! We draped clay over small pots to give a 3D shape. Some are wide and round, others are long and thin. Pupils then added features such as eyes, noses, mouths and other surface details. Colourful acrylic paint brings them to life!
The pupil's also looked at Balinese Masks. These are still being carved from wood today in Bali and are used in theatre performances. The facial features are exaggerated to get as much expression as possible. Pupil's made their own inspired Balinese masks from coloured paper.