Spirit Masks

Grade 4

Karen Stomberg, FNSBSD Art Specialist

Students examine and discuss contemporary and traditional Yupik masks. Several typical mask elements are recognized and incorporated in a mask related to studentís life and interests.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. explore how masks have been made and used in traditional and contemporary Yupik life.
  2. consider how artists incorporate traditional ideas to make personal contemporary art.
  3. observe common features in old and new Yupik masks.
  4. create a mask with meaning to their own life, incorporating common elements of Yupik masks.
  5. present their mask to the class orally describing the personal meaning of the elements--storytelling.