Kathakali Mask by 6th Grade

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This 6th grade class under Anjali’s incredible facilitation saw students create Kathakali masks and they are beautiful. What these pictures do not show you is how much else students learnt – working as a team, roles of each individual, leadership skills, planning, brainstorming, conflict management, collaboration, decision making… It’s not just art, is a little slice of life… ‘We learned how to make the most beautiful and the attractive kathakali mask, how dance is done and also about their culture which is so beautiful. They don’t wear a mask they do makeup to look like Kathakali dancers. Our kathakali mask was different from the original one, to make our mask look good we have used a lot of decorative materials.’ Somaiya 12 years old says on behalf of her team.