Portrait inspired masks

Posted on November 28, 2018

Our Year 5 students recently completed a unit on portraiture in Visual Culture.  These students were asked to research and design a half-mask to transform themselves into a character from either ancient or modern history.

In their lessons students drew in the details of the upper face including detailed eyes, hair and headwear.  Acrylics and water-soluble crayons were used to complete the masks with realistic colour and texture.  For homework, students compiled a costume with accessories that would help them complete their character transformations.  Finally students were photographed in a photography studio set up in the Visual Culture room.

The finished transformations were quite remarkable thanks in no small part to the parents who did a fantastic job in helping their child/ren organise their costumes and props at home.

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