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Arts and culture

Grade 4

Creating, interpreting and performing

Module 25

Visual arts: an animal mask

An animal mask

Activity 1

To understand the concepts of dynamics and contrast [lo 1.11]

  • In the previous Modules you studied colour, line, tone nuances, form and space .
  • In Module 4 the learners will take a look at contrast (opposites).

Step 1

The elements of contrast are the following:

C OLOUR

LINE

TONE NUANCES

FORM

SPACE

TEXTURE

Step 2

Find pictures in old magazines to illustrate at least one contrast of each formal element as mentioned above. Paste these into your journals.

Activity 2

To make an animal mask [lo 1.11]

  • Before you start planning your animal mask your teacher will give you more information about masks.

Before you start with the actual making of the masks, decide which animal you intend portraying.

Research must then be done on this animal. Pictures must be collected and pasted in or drawings can be made in your journal.

When you have collected enough information, the planning of the mask on paper may commence.

IMPORTANT : Remember that each animal has certain characteristics. You must identify the characteristics of his specific animal, e.g. the mane of a lion, the trunk of an elephant, teeth and ears, the wide mouth and protruding eyes of a frog, the horn of a rhino, etc.

Activity 3

To make an animal mask from waste products [lo 1.10]

You must collect:

Crinkled cardboard or paper plates/pencils/paint and brushes, pastels or wax crayons/elastic or string/glue/waste products like caps, cork, washing pegs, leaves, seeds, hessian, plastic bottles, dried flowers, bones, cotton, egg holders, polystyrene, wire, shredded paper, parts of old toys, wool, wood shavings, steel wool, feathers, packing material, pipe cleaners, etc.

Step 1

The basis of the mask is the crinkled cardboard, a very versatile material as it can be shaped. Interesting effects can also be obtained by alternating the smooth and the coarse sides as texture contrasts. The crinkled line can be used horizontally and vertically in combination. (As alternative a paper plate can be used as basis).

Hold the form, the plate or the cardboard in front of your face so that a friend can determine and mark the position of your eyes. Then the preliminary sketch of the previous activity can be redrawn with the pastels, wax crayons or paint.

Step 2

After the basis has been completed, look closely at the specific characteristics of the animal: nose, ears, whiskers, mouth, teeth, horn, etc. These characteristics must then be added by using the waste products. In this manner pipe cleaners can be used for whiskers, a nose is a bottle cap painted black, shredded paper is used for the mane - the list is infinite. Use this opportunity to be as original and creative as you can be!

Bear in mind the table that you completed in Activity 3.1 - you must create as many possible contrasts on the mask through colour, line, notation, form, space and texture.

Step 3

After the decoration of the mask, two holes must be made on either side of the mask. String or elastic can be used between the two holes to tie so that the mask will remain on your head. You could also simply hold the mask in your hand in front of your face during the presentation. You can also attach the mask to a longish stick.

Activity 4

To use the animal mask in class [lo 1.11]

  • You now have the opportunity to wear and show your mask to the other learners. Try to move like or make the sounds usually made by the animal that you represent.

Assessment

LEARNING OUTCOME 1: CREATING, INTERPRETING AND PRESENTING The learner will be able to create, interpret and present work in each of the art forms.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

  • makes masks and crafts, artefacts, costumes, collages or puppets using natural, waste or found materials;

1.11 makes and shares artworks to:

- demonstrate planning and skilful use of design elements in creating masks based on various nature gods of different cultures;

- explore the basic formal elements and techniques of two-dimensional art (drawing and painting);

- identify tone and mix primary, secondary and tertiary colours;

- represent form in space in three-dimensional work (e.g. model making and clay-work).

Questions & Answers

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how did psychology begin?
Valerie Reply
of psychologys commencement, the traces can be seen in the work of Aristotle, where he talk about soul and body, likewise work in durrant, de anima, all these were somewhere supporting dualism, in which soul could exist separately from body
amaan
but if you talk about the moder psychology, Gustav fechner, is credited with performing scientific experiments, basis of his experiments in psychology with his studies perception.
amaan
does psychology deal with love?
Mohammed Reply
Maybe, i think
edem
I definitely would say yes
Clara
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Isaiah
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Meredith
there are so many different reasons why you can fall in love with someone, many of them develope subconsciously -> psychology
Clara
love messes with the brain, a lot, ergo I believe that Psychology does indeed deal with love
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Katie Reply
In the central nervous system, a synapse is a small gap at the end of a neuron that allows a signal to pass from one neuron to the next. synapse are found where nerve cells connect with other nerve cells
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edem Reply
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Ramadevi
and please, how would you guys, describe the study of psychology at college ?
edem
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Aspen
i mean not yet but am about to start college so wanna know how is it(college in general and psychology course) please
edem
Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. So if you will take psychology as a subject so you will get to know how your everything (physical, mental, social, spiritual aspects) effects your behaviour
sakina
With this brief knowledge you can help people to cope up with their problems and only you can guide them correctly
sakina
And if you go for further specialisations you can study hypnosis, face reading, body language etc
sakina
Thanks a lot🙏🏾 And ik some of the stuffs u said but i am also going to write thesis, right ?
edem
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Michael
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Rainee
drive is more like an impulse or urge and i think they both go together (drive and motivation) even if there is a slight difference
edem
@ Michael Drive is delivered to be innate without the use of an external stimuli, motivation normally evolves an outside stimuli which may include praise, appreciate, or reward.
Reginald
*believed...sorry for typo
Reginald
@Reginald, can't the motivation come from the inner self?
edem
Good question, please give an example.
Reginald
can we say desire of success for example
edem
Wilhelm Wundt is the father of psychology
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Wilhem Wundt thank you for the road that you opened.
Qwanta
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Roger
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Roger
no facts about human behavior in the scientific context, but more in the trial and error.. sorry to tell you, but so far no one has proven Father of anything, thats up to you and i, judgement is bias, science is good enough lazy
Roger
cognitive development is the growing and development of the brain.
Jessy Reply
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Hussein Reply
Ecofascism is a theoretical political model in which an authoritarian government would require individuals to sacrifice their own interests to the "organic whole of nature". The term is also used as a rhetorical pejorative to undermine the environmental movement.
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what's the big difference between prejudice and discrimination?
Danice Reply
A prejudiced person may not act on their attitude.  Therefore, someone can be prejudiced towards a certain group but not discriminate against them.  Also, prejudice includes all three components of an attitude (affective, behavioral and cognitive), whereas discrimination just involves behavior
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cognitive development is the growing and development of the brain
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the study of insecurities and the effect on the host .
Sera
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior & mental processes
Angela
psychology is science about learning human behaviour
Zhamshid
behaviorosm
Khan
In thinking about the case of Candace described earlier, do you think that Candace benefitted or suffered as a result of consistently being passed on to the next grade?
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Source:  OpenStax, Arts and culture grade 4. OpenStax CNX. Sep 17, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11087/1.1
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