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Laissez les bons temps rouler, MSMS!

Let the good times roll!

This year in celebration of Fat Tuesday, MSMS visual arts teacher Angie Jones and her Sculpture II class made their own Mardi Gras masks. 

"We researched images and compiled them to come up with ideas for the masks," Ms. Jones said. "Each mask is entirely an original concept by my students."

Using clay as their material, students learned the process of modeling while adding and subtracting clay. They began the process by creating a form upon which to build. When the sculpting was complete, they fired, glazed, and then decorated the masks with glitter, sequins, and feathers. Once the decorating was complete, students either wore the masks or hung them on the wall as decorative art. 

The last day of the project saw the Sculpture II students enjoying a Mardi Gras King Cake while displaying their work in the lobby of Hooper Science Building.

Go to our website to learn more about Ms. Jones and the Fine Arts offered at MSMS. 


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