African Sand Masks

This month we studied African culture. We visited an African Gallery to see some of the art that they make there and then headed to the Lake Michigan beach to create our own masks as temporary art.

Here’s what we did…

First we made a tear drop shape in the sand clearing the rest of the sand away, then we made a circle shape with a nice small cup for the eyes. We found dried dune grass, seagull feathers (not from a live one, just on the beach) and pieces of drift wood and stones and started to decorate! We added details on the masks with our fingerprints. I loved the variety of each finished mask and having the freedom to create art while on an awesome beach!

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