Students will gain knowledge and understand the basic principle of Commedia Del' Arte. They will be able to identify stock characters from the renaissance and how stereotypes effect their everyday lives. Students will then explore the renaissance through creating their own masks. After creating the masks, students will be able to draw from the stock characters in Commedia Del' Arte to create and develop their own stock characters.

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Commedia Del' Arte- Mask Project

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School:
Ramblewood Middle 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Meagan Nagy 
Students Impacted:
  
Grade:
6-8 
Date:
September 19, 2016

7% Funded

 

 

Only $638.92 Needed

 

 

Goal

Students will gain knowledge and understand the basic principle of Commedia Del' Arte. They will be able to identify stock characters from the renaissance and how stereotypes effect their everyday lives. Students will then explore the renaissance through creating their own masks. After creating the masks, students will be able to draw from the stock characters in Commedia Del' Arte to create and develop their own stock characters. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students pair up in twos for mask construction.

Partner one- Will clean their face, put on a trash bag to protect their clothes, and put on a pair of sun-bed protective goggles. They will then lie on the floor.

Partner two- Once partner one is covered in their trash bag and have their googles on, the student will begin to apply vaseline on S1 face. This is to protect the skin. Once this step is complete, the students will begin to apply, pre-cut strips of cast wrap all over the face by dipping the strips into water. They will want to make sure that every area of the face is covered, except the eyes and the mouth. Once, they believe they have a good strong foundation, the teacher will come around to check. With teacher approval, they will allow the mask to sit and harden for at least 5 minutes.

After the masks dry for about a day. Each student is required to decorate their mask based off of a character of their own creation. Each student will drawn inspiration from the stock characters of Commedia Del' Arte.

 

 

Benefits to my students

Not only is this fun and a little messy, the students learn how to draw from history to create their own characters. It allows students to think out side of the box and really use their imagination.

Ramblewood is a Title 1 school. All of these materials come out of pocket of teacher. The drama program has grown to over 190 students and having these materials would enable the teacher to continue to implement this project in the classroom. 

 

Budget Narrative

10- packs of 5lb cast wrap
2- packs of tanning goggles
3- tarps
5- 12 packs of vaseline
 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 ACTIVA Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, 5 pounds $17.10
2 ACTIVA Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, 5 pounds $17.10
3 ACTIVA Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, 5 pounds $17.10
4 ACTIVA Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, 5 poundsACTIVA Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, 5 pounds $17.10
5 ACTIVA Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, 5 pounds $17.10
6 ACTIVA Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, 5 pounds $17.10
7 ACTIVA Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, 5 pounds $17.10
8 ACTIVA Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, 5 pounds $17.10
9 ACTIVA Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, 5 pounds $17.10
10 ACTIVA Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth, 5 pounds $17.10
11 Peepers Sunbed Tanning Goggles 24 Pair $36.71
12 Peepers Sunbed Tanning Goggles 24 Pair $36.71
13 20' x 20' Heavy Duty Silver/Black Waterproof UV Blocking 10 Mil Poly Tarp $49.95
14 20' x 20' Heavy Duty Silver/Black Waterproof UV Blocking 10 Mil Poly Tarp $49.95
15 20' x 20' Heavy Duty Silver/Black Waterproof UV Blocking 10 Mil Poly Tarp $49.95
16 Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 13 OZ (Pack of 12) $58.93
17 Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 13 OZ (Pack of 12) $58.93
18 Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 13 OZ (Pack of 12) $58.93
19 Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 13 OZ (Pack of 12) $58.93
20 Vaseline Petroleum Jelly 13 OZ (Pack of 12) $58.93
  Total: $688.92

7% Funded

 

 

Only $638.92 Needed

 

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