The Seeker

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Understanding the Work of Art



“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”  ― Pablo Picasso

An artist brought the Social Studies curriculum to life by reading a variety of legends and showed her own collection of Aboriginal masks to the Grade 4/5 students. She modelled building the mask using poster board,  paper mâché, glue, rice paper and paint to decorate the mask.

As the students learn the Aboriginal culture and create their own Aboriginal masks, they make the subject come alive through their own creativity. The project also helps stimulate an interest in other cultures that enriches the students. Art projects give students the opportunity to embrace self-discovery and to make meaning from the world around them.

Author: seeker

I am a pilgrim on this earth.

15 thoughts on “Understanding the Work of Art

  1. That quote of Pablo Picasso’s is one of my all-time favorites! ;)

  2. Lovely choice Perpetua – and what a talented and creative teacher! Great response to the challenge.

  3. I love the masks and I love that art was used to teach Social Studies.

  4. What a beautiful collection! Very inspiring, to venture into creativity. :-)

  5. The self-discovery allows them to be creative. Great take on, Seeker!

  6. Absolutely fabulous!! : ))))

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