Sunday, October 2, 2011

Art News
In fifth grade we jumped right into the art of ancient Greece. For our first project we looked at the “Mask of Agamemnon,” a beautiful gold embossed mask that was discovered in a Mycenaean tomb in 1876. Agamemnon was thought to be the commander of the Greeks in the Trojan War. In order to recreate this look we thought we would do an Aluminum Embossing of our face.We began by placing a photograph of ourselves on top of a piece of aluminum sheet metal and trace it, this left behind an imprint of our face. After which, we placed the piece of metal on a spongy surface and started to push out our different features. We had some funny outcomes in this process, especially if we embossed an area a little too much.

Our next project is going to be a lot of fun; we are creating theatre masks of the different Greek characters..... Stay tuned…

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