Sugar Skulls

Term: 1 Year: 2020


During Art, class discussions cantered on celebrations in different cultures, in particular the Mexican Day of the Dead

This tradition originated in Mexico and they view this day not as one of sadness, but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them. Great efforts go into making masks with colour and patterns and are paraded in festivals, so our Year 4 students made equally great efforts to enable their masks to be exhibited and appreciated. The students constructed the 3D forms with Kraft card and masking tape. The template had guided folds to assist the protruding areas and slits which were overlapped and taped.

Layers of paper Mache were applied for strength, followed by white house paint as a base. The coloured areas, patterns and shapes were made with Vipond paints and posca pens. Painting on a 3D surface required new found skills and techniques, unlike painting on a flat surface.
Year 4
Toorak College, Toorak