Thursday, November 5, 2015

Greek Theatre Masks, Stage One

It all began with a very non-messy powerpoint lesson about Greek theatre and masks. The students learned that all of the parts in the plays were performed by only three male actors, and that the chorus played many functions - narrators, singers, dancers, and even provided commentary. Of course, all players wore masks made of linen or a mixture of fibers and pulp.

The next part wasn't too bad either - building up noses, eyebrows and more with newspaper and tape:

Then came the paper mache, and the sticky hands. And sticky pencils. And sticky scissors. And sticky tables. But out of all of this stickiness, came these:
Just wait until they paint them next week!

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