Sixth graders study totems of the Northwest Native Americans and design their own.
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Masks: History and Artistry
Students research masks and their purposes,. They listen to the teacher read books about masks. Students study techniques for working with clay, they create masks from clay. Students take pictures of the process and the finished project,...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
The Importance of Initiation
The four-faced Hamat'sa mask is the inspiration for a lesson on ceremonial art and the process of initiation. The class examines images of the piece, then discusses how the mask represents ceremonial initiation. They get imaginative when...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts