Thursday, January 12, 2012

Zamorano Community Art Show Features Masks

A finished mask
Working on a mask
Masks do their job
Working on projects
It wasn't a masked ball, but the recent Zamorano Fine Arts Academy Community Arts Event could have been an event in any corner of the world, as attendees explored and experienced different mask-making techniques.
"Ten mask-making centers were set up, with students, their siblings, parents/guardians and visitors working, laughing and creating their own masks," said Don Masse, the school's visual arts resource teacher. "It was great to see so many hard working people take time out of their hectic schedules and share their time and energy with our students and teachers."
The participants got to use a wide range of media and techniques and were exposed to different cultural mask making traditions.
A common thread that ran through many of the mask designs was the use of symmetry. This event was a great, low stress way to reinforce our students' understanding of this important mathematical and spatial concept. Approximately 400 students, family members, friends and staff members attended.
For more information, contact Masse at