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Content Provider
Contact Information
Diane Cizek
dcizek@clevelandart.org
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 707-2468
Program Title
African Masks
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 59 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5
Maximum Number of Participants
30
Minimum Number of Participants
1
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English
Program Description
Learn why African artists use animals as points of reference in mask making and how masks are used in ceremonies. Students compare the differences and similarities between African and American masks in terms of materials, and roles in life and seasonal cycles.

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Program Format
1. Discuss lifestyle of West Africans 100 years ago.
2. Discuss why we wear masks today.
3. Introduce works from Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria.
4. View brief video of village festival with mask made by the Bwa people.
5. Passport activity and Q&A throughout lesson.
Objectives
Students will explore the imagery and symbolism of African masks.
Students will learn why African artists use animals in some of their masks and how those masks are used in African ceremonies.
Students will learn how African masks are similar to and different from contemporary American masks.
Students will explore the many roles that masks play in African culture.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45-60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00
Program Fee Notes
Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.
Cancellation Policy
Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.
Is recording allowed?
No

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Zoom

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