Week 1: March 17th-March 20th Lesson
Welcome to Mr. Herzog's Fourth Grade Online Lessons:
In this lesson Fourth Grade will be creating their own African Mask.
Here is a video on African Masks:
Please read all instructions before beginning:
- Use a 8 1/2" x 11" white piece of paper (any paper will do).
- Hold the paper horizontally.
- Fold the paper in half so you have 2 4" x 5 1/2" rectangles.
- Draw a mask in each rectangle; use the masks in the slide show as examples.
- Two African masks will be drawn.
- The African masks must touch all four sides of the paper.
- The African masks must have exaggerated facial features: big eyes, big nose, big mouth, big teeth.
- The African masks should be covered in various shapes to create an overall design.
- Example of shapes to use: squares, circles, triangles, ovals, rectangles, and stars.
- Optional: The African masks can have the characteristics of animals, such as long ears, whiskers, sharp teeth, shaggy hair, snake skin, or strange eyes.
- Once you are done drawing your two African masks, you may color your them.
- You may color the African masks in crayon, magic markers, or color pencils; whatever supplies you have at home will be fine.
- Use only five or six different colors on your African masks.
- Here is an Example:
Have fun creating your African masks; I can't wait to see them!
Here is a slide show of various African Masks-enjoy!