Students Craft Masks for Artifacts Alive

Students Craft Masks for Artifacts Alive photo

Bayview Avenue School’s third-grade students’ artistic talents were in full force as they kicked off their projects for the Artifacts Alive program. In conjunction with Hofstra University Museum of Art, students were instructed by art teacher Laurie Kolodny to begin the first steps in creating their own masks. These different assignments included crafting Kenyan Masks, Chinese Opera Masks and Brazilian Masks.

Students traced their designs with a pencil for the first step. During this process, they learned to trace inlines, how to effectively create a diamond shape, and that their masks must be symmetrical. Students will make their masks unique by adding color and some decorative pizazz.