I think the kids really have a good grasp of the cubism and understand how use these elements in their masks. Next week we'll paint our them. I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Week 4- Sculpting our Cubist Masks
Today we began sculpting our cubist masks out of white air dry clay from Columbus Clay Company. I showed the students a quick presentation on Picasso, African Masks, and Cubism before we began to help them understand abstract elements in cubism a bit better. You can view the PowerPoint Presentation here. The students understand that each element Picasso used has purpose. They aren't just random shapes all jumbled up. He painted 3 dimensional objects from both sides. Our task is to try to show all sides in our masks...