Rathmichael – Week 9

Delighted to be moving on to colour this week.  Some time working with papier-mâché can be really time consuming.

I collected some issues to highlight the symbolic qualities of colour, and broke these into 5 categories.  We talked about colour symbolism in:

Everyday life – traffic lights, road signs, flags, school uniforms

Nature – red berries, blue water, green grass, black skies during a storm

Art – Van Gogh and yellow, Picasso and his blue period, Kandinsky and his interest in the effects of colour and Giotto with his very precious

Language – Caught red handed, Tickled pink, Green fingers …

And Emotions – I feel blue…

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After that the class got on with choosing their own colours in relation to the meanings of their masks.  Really really happy with the work.

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Next week we will bring in a variety of material and accessories to finish of our masks and talk about photographing them, making sets and any other details to finish off the project.

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