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What masks do we wear?

Term 1/a - 2020–2021

Project Overview

Over the 6 weeks of the first half term of 2020-21, REAL School students designed and built their own masks that represented them during the campfire ritual at the overnight camp they organised themselves.

Learning Goals

I can:

  • Understand the difference between 2D and 3D planning and executing

  • Imagine my mask going from concrete to abstract

  • Express myself with techniques that make me feel confident while creating my self-portrait

  • Value Collaboration

  • Combine different images to make a new one

  • Explore and find materials I like and need to work with

  • Understand and use my project process to build my mask

  • Curate my work for an exhibition

  • Use my journal to record my planning process

The Process

1. Dream: Concept + Thinking in 2D

  • Bringing in masks, discovering why and how people use them

  • Tracing our facial features with organic and geometric elements to reimagine how a face should look like

2. Plan-Create: Thinking in 3D

  • Tracing our faces by touching, discovering its 3D-ness, moving out from the realistic to discovering abstract facial features

  • Creating the first 3D model of the masks

  • + Feedback session

3. ReDo: Material Bank + Assembling

  • Experimenting with combinations, techniques, limits of different materials. Deciding on the structure and the skin of the mask and updating the prototype

  • Feedback session on the prototype, redrafting and assembling the final version of the mask

4. Share

  • Exposing our masks to others, planning how to exhibit our work to make it an interactive experience

Check out all the other projects REAL School students have worked on during the first half term of 2020-21 in this half-term booklet.

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