Saturday, May 9, 2009

Multicultural Art Lesson for 4th & 5th grade

AFRICAN FACE MASK (female)
Ngaady a mwaash

(kids love it when I try to pronounce it)


I came up with this lesson for my 4Th and 5Th grade students. Their art came out amazing...
We started by looking at the poster (top picture) and we talked about the color, shape, pattern, lines etc. I try and drill the elements into the kids :)
We used sharpies to outline the mask, trying to make it symmetrical and concentrating on the pattern.
I have a bunch of multicultural Crayola markers that we used for the monochromatic look and blue marker for the "beads". When done we cut out the masks and glued them on black paper.... don't they look amazing?

SUPPLIES:

  • Black and white construction paper
  • Markers (multicultural) and blue
  • Black sharpies
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors


5 comments:

ooglebloops said...

4th and 5th grade - they did an amazing job - they should be proud of themselves!!!!

Jeanette said...

Oh they are... I even took a bow before leaving the class that day!

Migraine Chick said...

Wow...those are amazing. You are such a great teacher!

carylsrealm said...

Very cool!!!! And thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Jeanette said...

Thanks for all you nice comments :) Makes my day as I head out the door teaching more Art.