I’m really excited to be teaching Advanced art this year. Having a smaller group of kids who have been through two years of art already means that I can plan more lessons where the students can experiment with new ideas using the same medium and techniques that they have learned from previous years. The kids were especially excited when they found out we’d be making 3D paper masks for Halloween. This was a project I borrowed from a former Crafts teacher and we both used Wintercroft templates to construct the masks. The construction and assembly part of this project is pretty self explanatory. The templates comes with clear instructions. I really enjoyed seeing how creative the kids can be when it came to decorating their masks. Since this was my first year tackling this big project (about two weeks), I definitely would like to try it again next year and plan for more time to decorate.
(mask above by Ms. Pham)