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A Brief History of Masks

In celebration of Halloween week,

we explored a brief history of masks.

We looked at images from a variety

of cultures from around the globe,

and discussed the way in which

masks played a part in the rituals

and festivals of each.The class then

designed their own creations which

turned out to be fun and very diverse.

Our other project for Halloween week, was making our own scratch boards . The children loved this process and most voted it 10 out of 10.

 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.

© Serene Greene- Art Literacy Academy
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