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ERIC Number: EJ758640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
The Art & Science of Mask Making
Kirk, Brian; Jefferies, Margaret
Science Teacher, v73 n3 p48-51 Mar 2006
Art, particularly observational drawing, plays an important role in science. Scientific illustrators combine science content knowledge, observation skills, and artistic ability. For students, creating representational artwork helps develop observation skills and an appreciation of the diverse ways organisms have adapted to life on Earth. In this article, the authors describe an interdisciplinary project that combines techniques and design elements of the visual arts with hands-on scientific exploration. For the project, students create masks that exhibit attributes of animals observed at the Smithsonian Institution's Naturalist Center in Leesburg, Virginia. In the process, students develop an understanding of different animal species and learn how masks have been and are currently being used in different cultures. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia