Students created their masks based on original sketches inspired by traditional designs and themes of the mezzo-volto Columbina style used for centuries to celebrate Carnivale in Vencie, Italy. Students were encouraged to create unique designs while considering functionality and construction limitations, use of the entire surface space, concept or theme, color scheme, and more.
When the design plan was in place, students built the 3-D mask form from plaster craft (plaster-soaked gauze) by hand, unmolded the forms, then painted the design work with acrylics. The final touches were textural elements and embellishments added to the surface to complete the final work.
Layla A. - 2018 Art Festival Award
Angelina D. - 2018 Art Festival Award
Owen R. - 2018 Art Festival Award
Jazlyn G. - 2018 Art Festival Award
Loveigh R. - 2018 Art Festival Award
Isaiah O. - 2018 Art Festival Award
Mason F. - 2018 Art Festival Award