Local art educator Daniel Todd will lead a free mask activity. Masks have been an important art form of human culture for over 9000 years. Our fascination with disguising one's face can be seen in old traditions like Halloween. Using a papier-mache base, students will have the opportunity to design and create a mask of their own using strong art elements, principles of design, and a variety of materials. Inspiration will be found by looking at the history and purposes of different cultures where mask making was important to the expression of the people. Students are encouraged to bring a few small objects like feathers, fabric scraps, leaves, or twigs that they would like to incorporate into their masks.
Call the Museum at 465-2901 to register.