The second Kindergarten art project for the 2011-12 school year was for each student to design a
A good deal of time was spent discussing and exploring the concept of
The students discovered that if a line were drawn down the center of their own face, whatever facial feature appeared on one half also appeared on the other. This creates a visual sense of
With this concept in mind, the students were each given a white mask template. They painted their template a base color of their choice.
Then, they were provided with an array of items and began working out their symmetrical design.
Whatever items they glued to one side of their mask had to have an identical item on the other side that was:
the same shape
the same size
the same color
glued in the same place on the opposite side of their mask.
With the design complete, the last step was to add some hair. The students experimented with ways to fold and roll long strips of colored paper to add while still keeping the concept of symmetry present.
It was a challenge, but what FUN they all had throughout the process!
Many of the masks were on display in the Kindergarten wing through the month of October.