Feathered Friends: Mask Making (3 - 4)

Last changed: 05/19/2023 7:54pm
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3 , 4 Theater Dance Visual Art
Visual Art Math Science
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Alignment
1 90 min
1 120 min
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.
In-School Workshop Intended for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately
All year In-School,
$10 0
no 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!"

Grade 3

Grade 3: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.G.A.1 Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
Grade 3: Visual Art: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. VA:Cr1.1.3a Elaborate on an imaginative idea.
Grade 3: Theater Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Creating a. Create roles, imagined worlds, and improvised stories in a drama/theatre work.

Grade 4

Grade 4: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.3 Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
Grade 4: Visual Art: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. VA:Cr1.1.4 a. Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.
Grade 4: Theater Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. TH:Cr1.1.4. c. Imagine how a character might move to support the story and given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.