|3 , 4
|Theater Dance Visual Art
|Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program
|The teachers can choose either 2 days at 45 minutes each or 1 day at 90-120 minutes for the full workshop in one day.
|Intended for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately
|Email , Phone , Other , In-Person
Cardstock, Glue sticks, Tape, Duct tape, Scissors, Staplers, Bluetooth speaker
Pencils and erasers
Students at individual desks while making their masks and some space inside or outside to explore bird character movements for a grand finale.
I CAN identify similarities and differences in shapes that I use to make a mask. I CAN create my own bird mask. I CAN use my bird mask to create a character through movement.
The art of the mask is one of our oldest forms of storytelling with roots in Africa, and the art form is utilized around the world throughout history to express ideas often without words. Sova Theater shares our own artistic mask & puppetry creations with students. Students cut and construct their own paper bird masks from cardstock. Students will use a variety of shapes in different catagories to add individual features. Students will fold shapes on lines of symmetry to cut out. Students will use their masks to imagine transforming into a feathered friend character. As a group, students will move to music and explore moving or flocking together. We will imagine the lives of birds together through movement and enact social worlds of birds and interaction with plants and trees.
They can help with paper-cutting skills and to keep the students' progress on track... or they can come and make their own mask with the students as well for added community fun! This is primarily a very hands on workshop and then the closing of the workshop is so fun to present their artwork wearing it and moving to our original dance song "I Just Wanna Fly!"