Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Masks


Mardi Gras TIme.  Did you know that mardi gras originated to celebrate the last day to eat rich foods to initiate the season of lent which begins on Ash Wednesday. (40 days Jesus was tempted in the dessert, indicates the 40 days before Easter) Popular practices include wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions and parades. We discussed what we knew about Mari Gras and Students made their own masks in class.






















Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Watercolour Flowers

Using the concepts negative space, resist and complimentary colours students painted daisies.  Then using concepts wet on wet and wet on dry they created pansies.