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African Mask-making, Picasso Style

  • 08 Jul 2019
  • 10 Jul 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • 08 Jul 2019, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 09 Jul 2019, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 10 Jul 2019, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • McCall-Donnelly High School Art Room
  • 6


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Young artists will love this opportunity to sculpt 3-dimensional masks using papier mache. Experienced educator and artist, Kay LaBella, will guide students through the process of mask-making using an additive procedure upon a cardboard base. Students will begin by drawing and designing their masks, then cutting and gluing the cardboard foundation. Color and design will focus on the use of both organic and geometric symbols. Papier mache will be used to add depth and texture to the cardboard sculpture and, once dry, will be painted to match design sketches. A brief writing about the process and the symbolism used in the mask will be created by each student to accompany his or her mask. Kay LaBella is a retired Art and IB Science teacher, as well as a mixed media artist and published illustrator for the book Bright Star of Palmer Lake. She received two Teacher of the Year awards in Colorado Springs and is a valued creative contributor to the McCall community.

For Ages 8 to 10




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