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This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.


"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras masks


My art elective group enjoyed creating masks for Mardi Gras out of paper plates, streamers, glitter  and markers.  We took some time learning about the significance of the colors associated with this religious celebration as well as many of the traditional customs.  We learned that Purple represents Justice.  Green represents Faith and Gold represents Power.

The students were set free to imagine what it would be like to be marching down Bourbon St. all decked out for what has to be a very fun filled event which proceeds the Lenten season!  Some day I'd like to experience it myself.  


2 comments:

  1. Hello Janis, I work for the Vancouver International Children's Festival. Is there an email address I can write you?

    thanks,
    Lucie Lareau
    Associate Producer
    llareau(at)childrensfestival(dot)ca

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