Friday, September 24, 2010

Culture Masks

For technology this term we studied masks from different cultures. We explored how they were made, what made them unique and their cultural patterns. After that we designed four draft sketches and finally created a full colour drawing. Eventually the long process began as we drew the designs on with pencil, which was harder then doing it on paper. Some people painted their background first and others filled them along with the designs. Then we painted many layers of fill and outline to get strong colour. 

See our last blog post about how we weaved flax which many have added to their mask. We did a self-reflection using a rubric and have blogged our mask photos on our own kidblogs.

Our masks reflect our cultures, can you guess some of them?


  1. Wow what amazing masks Team 17! I love the colours you used. The use of flax on some of the masks really makes them stand out.

  2. Your masks are amazing Team 17! Your designs are so detailed and intricate and I love the bright colours you have used. You are all very talented. Thank you for sharing them.
    Marie Kennedy
    Prep Teacher
    Melbourne Australia

  3. Wow, awesome masks! We love doing art in our room too. Your blog is pretty cool!

  4. Those are nice masks. When I was in 6th grade we made masks reflecting our cultures.

  5. Mr Wood these masks are so wonderful! I can't wait to hear the students talk about them and what they represent! They look absolutely wonderful and stunning! Fantastic!
    Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato.

  6. Nice masks!!! Keep them coming!

    Technology Specialist


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