Friday, 20 April 2012

TRAGEDY!

Most of my schools will be looking at the Olympics at some point this term I am no great sportsman, so this is my contribution - the Ancient Greeks - tragedy and comedy.


This term is all about 3d and sculpture.  Times are hard and resources are hard to come by, so we are starting off with card. 


Based on the theatrical masks of Ancient Greece, the class chose tragic or comedic characters.  Eyes and a mouth were cut from a folded piece of card, with the emphasis on symmetry and mood.


A second piece of card was used to make a nose and brow and glued to the face at an angle to form a realistic profile.


Hair, beards and laurel wreaths were added using curled and scored card scraps.
 
 
 


7 comments:

  1. Perfect timing - thanks so much for sharing this. We are headed into our final weeks of school and I've yet to start my ancient art unit with my 3rd graders. I think this might be just the thing I can squeeze in. Really cool.

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  2. I love how they came out! I think the fact that they are all white makes them all the more stunning!

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  3. These are so effective! Such simple materials but fantastic results. Love the simple white colour- thanks for sharing!

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  4. These masks are very creative.
    The results are amazing.

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  5. These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. my pleasure, look out for the Olympic torches and Greek columns!

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  7. We are doing a fun day based around Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. Was looking for an easy art activity (45 mins) that was not drawing or painting where students could represent a new dwarf they had created. This will adapt brilliantly! How can a you create face to show emotion and personality without using words? Thank you.

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