Paper Masks

Grades 4–8 / 90 Minutues

Program Category

Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Curriculum Connections

The Arts - Visual Arts

Program Availability

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings
Mondays and Fridays may be possible upon request, based on availability of Harbourfront Centre resources.

Program Fee

$250/class (maximum 35 students)

Your students learn the history and tradition of masks and experiment with paper sculpture techniques and three-dimensional forms. Students flex their imaginations by creating a mask of their own.

Key Inquiry Question
How can you use expressive colour and form to create your paper mask?

Program Objectives
By the end of the program, students will

  • Assess the historic and current use of masks as a form of cultural expression
  • Explore elements of design such as space, shape and form
  • Experiment with paper sculpture techniques while constructing a paper mask
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People making paper masks