Monday, February 13, 2012

BaTiki Time!

These wonderful Tiki masks were designed by our 4-6th grade artists! We began by sketching perfectly symmetrical masks and giving them a strong black outline. These were then colored in using bright colors and painted over with a very watered down black tempera to create a batik effect. The students learned about the Maori tribes of New Zealand and their style of artwork. These masks were a fun way for our students to explore the art and culture of Polynesia!

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