African Traditional Masks and Art – Arts/Scuplting – 16 years old – paper , glue, pencils – 100 minutes
Introduction to african primitive art
This Learning Scenario introduces students to primitive art using examples from the Europeana Collections referring to African traditional masks made by wood curving, as well as examples from Croatian cultural heritage (photo examples are from my own collection) and the tradition of making masks called Buše.
The aim of the lessons was to create masks based on African and Croatian art.
Through the example of Pablo Picasso’s portraits, which were also influenced by African art, students sketch their own masks. After that, they use the sketches as a guide in their own creations using paper and glue. At the end of the lesson, they choose the best masks.
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