Make an African Mask
People have worn masks since the beginning of time. Masks have been worn for protection, concealment, performance, or even just plain amusement. Storytellers and actors wear masks to portray characters and make their stories more interesting. Every culture has some form of mask art. Some of the most beautiful masks in the world have come from Africa.
In this activity, you'll use your understanding of repeat patterns and negative space to create stunning masks on wood with found materials. When you're finished, you'll have made a beautiful mask to wear as part of a costume, incorporate into a school project, or even use as decoration!