Chinese Masks Art Lesson – Painting and Shading


Teach your student to gradate watercolour and coloured pencil with this Chinese masks art lesson.  Allow approximately 3 lessons for this task. This download includes:

  • Two different Chinese Masks for students to work on.  There are two versions of each one:  as pictured above and also divided in half.
  • A ‘good example’ which shows pencil shading in blues and watercolour in reds and yellows. (Pictured above).
  • A detailed lesson plan which includes an introduction, development, plenary and extension task.

There are more resources on The Arty Teacher that look at different cultures.

There is a useful Youtube video which shows how to gradate watercolour that you could use with this lesson.

Chinese Masks Art Lesson

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