Face Your Face

What masks do we wear when we go about our daily lives?

Fine Arts
Key Content
visual arts, sculpture, informative writing, creativity, identity
A vibrantly colored mask is featured in a Balinese cremation ceremony in Ubud, Bali.

Students explore the use of masks in various world cultures and consider how masks function as objects that enhance beauty and appearance, provide protection or concealment, display power, or indicate change and transformation. Students use what they learn about masks to reflect on the ways that they wear masks in their own lives. They create a mask that artistically represents one of these faces and present it as part of a collaborative exhibition.