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This here is an African Mask Template, with the prompt for students to practice using curved lines on the lips, cheeks and eyes. The instructions on the worksheet are simple so that the instructor (and artist) may make it their own unique project. Ask students to observe the illusion that curved lines will create based on drawing them in a few specific areas on the mask. Directional shading or drawing lines to match the shape of a 3-D object is useful for beginners to create more dynamic compositions by adding volume to an object on a flat plane. Using this technique, students at any art skill level will see and experience with the class how line direction will affect the overall design on the mask. To touch on social-emotional learning, I recommend facilitating a discussion about the artwork allowing them to reflect on their work as a group, individual decision making and listen to what their peers have to say. Add another element to the lesson, by cutting and pasting the masks onto another piece of cardstock for a clean and neat presentation.