Letter Perfect
April 08, 2016

Letter Perfect

Whenever I find a 3-D project that everyone is successful with, I feel fortunate. These papier-mâché letters are one of those projects. Before beginning this project with my students, I present a lesson on typography, and introduce them to Johannes Gutenberg (c. 1398–1468) and the invention of the printing press. We discuss the enormous impact […]

African Masks
December 10, 2015

African Masks

Culture plays an important role in all aspects of art history—defining the era, enhancing techniques, and representing a meaning all its own. African cultures exhibit unique, exquisite masks with various meanings. The bold abstract designs of African tribal masks have geometrical, as well as symmetrical patterns, which depict the social status, and/or magical or religious […]