Art Of The Week – Making A Mask

It was the last class of the school year (boooo), which meant the kids were finishing up their two-week papier-mâché project, and painting the masks that they had made.

Tad, being Tad, had sculpted a shark design onto his mask.  He didn’t highlight it all when painting it, so it’s not too clear unless you see it in person, but the tail was right over the mouth.

There was also glitter.  SO MUCH GLITTER.

This year in art class has been a tough one for Tad.  Everyone has tried really hard to make things as easy as possible following the sudden death of Tad’s beloved teacher last November, and I think things will be easier next year, when the class doesn’t try to start over in the middle of the school year.  Tad has really bonded with his new teacher, and even though the teacher’s assistant is going to be leaving (she’s graduating from high school and off to college in the fall – congratulations, Miss E!), and the studio will be moving, there will be enough familiarity to give Tad assurances.

And there will be art.  Tad’s parting words to his new teacher – “I’ll see you in the fall!”

One Response to “Art Of The Week – Making A Mask”

  1. Nana
    June 19th, 2018 07:57

    His parting words warmed my heart. That boy is one who makes connections!