A mask is anything used to partially or totally cover a person’s face. Masks can be found all over the world, designed for many different purposes -- work, play, ritual, and protection. The oldest mask (seen above, far left) was carved out of limestone 9,000 years ago during the Stone Age.
"Masks can turn a person into an animal, a mythical creature, a villain, or a superhero. They help people set aside who they are, and give them a chance to be somebody else for just a little while."
Our 4th graders used plaster and acrylic paint to design masks of their own.
“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?”