Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Inca masks

In Art class, fourth graders studied South America and the Incas. They learned about the Incan culture, the city in the clouds; Machu Picchu, and the Spanish invasion. Students designed their own Incan mask by embossing metal foil. They focused on making their masks symmetrical. Fabulous work students! ps. I love this lesson!

7 comments:

  1. These are great! Your students should be so proud!

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  2. These are outstanding. A talented group of fourth graders. Thanks for sharing. I'm a first year elem art teacher and I've spent many hours looking for great cultural art lessons. Instead of just having students create for the sake of art, I'm looking for ways to take them on a journey around the world. Incan culture, Machu Picchu, and spanish invasion? WOW! I bet the fourth graders were very excited to learn all that!

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  3. Outstanding!! I would like to use the same idea but for African masks this upcoming month. Can you tell me how you created the stand that holds up the metal please? Thank you so much for sharing!

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  4. These are INCREDIBLE!! I am also interested in knowing how you assembled the stand.

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