“Adaptations” Masks

5th grade artists jumped right in with materials on their first days of school, as they made plaster cast masks of their faces just hours after meeting each other for the first time!  After recovering from the initial shock of having vaseline and plaster smothered over their faces, each artist used paint, collage, folded paper, feathers, and beads to bring her mask to life.  They designed features that represented their own unique characteristics and qualities that they brought to SGS as well as the skills they hope to develop moving forward.  Finally, we all celebrated their perseverance, courage, and creativity with a mini-showcase for families at the end of the project.  Congratulations, 5th grade!


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