Photo of the Week – April 18, 2011

Students with teaching artist Beto Sepulveda outside the museum

Teaching Artist Beto Sepulveda (left) with IS 230 students at the Met. 
Middle School students from the after school mask making and sculpture program at IS 230 in Jackson Heights recently visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to study masks from the museum’s collection.  They examined masks from Oceania, Africa and the Americas, and even saw some contemporary masks made of recycled materials.  Students made sketches of masks that intrigued them, and will use them as inspiration for their next mask projects.“I’ve been making sketches of masks and found some parts I’d like to use to make my mask.  I liked looking at the pictures and sculptures.  My favorite was a sculpture that was made of bicycle parts.” – Charlie, 7th grade“We saw masks that had very deep meanings, especially one head ornament I saw.  I liked that it’s very creative and decorative.  I was flabbergasted by how creative it was.” – Tasfia, 6th grade

To see more photos and read the full blog post of the IS 230 field trip, click here.