Sunday, June 29, 2014

Masks and Actors


One of our Literacy Challenges has been to find out about MASKS.
We discovered many interesting historical facts about HOW, WHY, WHEN, WHO, WHERE masks were used.
Our challenge was to design and create our own mask using some of the information which we had discovered.
As you can see, there were a great variety of masks created.
Although we began by thinking of a mask suitable to wear as our character within the play we were presenting, this soon changed as our ideas and imaginations began to work.

We soon realised that there are challenges involved in MAKING a mask:

  • it has to fit onto your face
  • you have to be able to see through the eye holes
  • it has to stay in place while you talk and move around
  • it has to be able to come off again

We  also found that it was quite tricky to make the eyeholes. When we worked together, we found several different ways which were successful.

 It was a great challenge and we enjoyed the whole process.

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