Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Masks of Nepal

International Academy students created these traditional style masks from Nepal. We began by learning about the country of Nepal-we looked at the native people, discussed the religions and languages spoken there, as well as the geography. We saw that 7 out of the 10 tallest mountains in the world are in Nepal, including the tallest; Mt. Everest. Students learned the uses of these masks for ceremonies and why they are so fierce and vibrantly colored. Students created sketches of several masks and choose the strongest design to create large. The masks needed to be drawn and painted symmetrically, have a third eye and sharp pointed teeth, as well as contain some type of color blending. 

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