Masked! Student Project
Taking a tip from famed Illustrator guru Von Glitschka, the principal of Glitschka Studios, I put together a great ice breaker exercise for my students. Using Adobe Illustrator, the students designed custom masks, cut them out and glued them on sticks. The process involved designing the mask on paper, scanning it into the computer, and tracing only the left half. Afterwards, using Illustrator’s Transform tools, they copy and Reflect the left to the right side. Afterwards, they fine tune and tighten up the solution.
When complete, the students print out the masks and mount them on sturdy card stock. Each mask was then carefully cut out, and mounted on a paint stirring stick. We did a cute line-up of the students holding up their masks in front of their faces. Here’s the result: