Mexican Day of the Dead Clay Masks in Year 9

Summer term art work in Year 9 has seen the students design and make some Mexican Day of the Dead clay masks. Some delicate art skills we needed to complete this project.

We started by rolling out the clay. We had to take great care to get the right depth so we could then manipulate the clay.

A template of a mask was then used to sculpture the clay. The pupils were asked to feel the features such as the eyes, nose and mouth. The edge of the clay was then cut away.

The next stage will involve allowing the clay to harden. We will then add in our own style and decorations to the facial features.

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