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Barong Mask initial sketches with Grade 3/4

We have some incredibly talented artists at Bell Primary School! Here’s a sneak peak at the first stage of designing their Barong masks. It’s important for students to understand and implement good developmental processes in their art making. As a class, we looked at different pictures of Barong masks and talked about their cultural significance in Indonesia. The students have started with an initial sketch, followed by a one-on-one conversation with me of what they would change to improve their design and push themselves further. This constructive feedback does wonders for their artistic skill development. If these are what their sketches look like, than their masks are going to look fantastic!

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Year 1 and 2 Lion Masks

As part of the Animals in Art unit this term, the Year 1/2s created lion masks. As a class, we looked at lion anatomy, learnt some lion facts and I demonstrated the different approaches one could take to draw lion faces. While the students worked on their masks I played the Lion King soundtrack – boy did we have fun! Check out their ‘safari’ photo shoot in the slideshow below!

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