Monday, December 14, 2009

4th Grade: Masks

The 4th grade students looked at and studied many different types of masks. We discussed the difference between symmetrical balance and asymmetrical balance. Symmetrical balance is when the mask is exactly the same on both sides, and asymmetrical balance is when the two sides are different. We also talked about the difference between 3-Dimensional and 2-Dimensional art. The students were able to create their own unique design for their mask using either symmetrical or asymmetrical balance. Finally students were able to add many fun details to create their 3-D Mask.


  1. I love this! How did you make the masks? My middle school kids are asking to make masks and I truly don't know what to use!

  2. I had plastic face molds that you just use art paste and tissue paper to glue onto. When it's dry it pops right off the mold. Students had to do at least 3 layers to make it strong enought to paint on afterwards :) The I just hot glued to a piece of construction paper.