A Brief History of Masks on Halloween


As we approached Halloween we looked at the carvings and masks from Africa and the Haida First Nations culture.

We expanded this week to include masks from around the world and the role they play in their cultures. From Mayan and African to Mardi Gras and Egyptian, the children chose a mask design from one of the cultures and designed it in their own style.

 Week One: Cave Paintings

It has been an eventful week in our Art Literacy class. We have been all around the world.  I would like to thank all of my wonderful students for their great efforts. We began with the story of the discovery of the discovery of cave paintings in Lascaux,  France  and also looked at images from  Spain , where the oldest known cave paintings have been found,  in the cave called El Castillo. The prehistoric dots and crimson hand stencils are now the world's oldest known cave art that dates more than 40,800 years old.

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