African Masks

Last half term we shared a Blog about the work we had been doing on Africa.

Here are our finished beautiful African Masks made by layering cardboard, pressing textures into the cardboard using pens, Lego bricks and scissors and tearing the cardboard to reveal patterns.

We think you will agree they are TINGATINGA TERRIFIC!


How you can help at home:

The National Curriculum for Art in Key Stage 1 says:

to use sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Sculpture is a firm favourite for children in art lessons. They are very good at coming up with ways to re-purpose a milk bottle or a cereal packet. If you have some clean recycling encourage the children to make models but challenge them to join the containers using hole punches, string, or perhaps even a sewing needle. Put the Pritt Stick and sellotape away where it can’t be found. Push their creativity and see what they come up with.