This Art lesson guarantees success for the least experienced artist to the most experienced artist. In the short story, The Masque of the Red Death, Edgar Allan Poe describes an aesthetic world that is sure to inspire student imagination.
The students read and discuss this short story. Students will design a mask that they would have worn to the ball. Included in this lesson plan are the directions to make an amazing original mask out of simple materials. A template to cut accurate eye holes and a great band design allows students to actually wear their masks. A Reflection and Review form, a sample of a completed mask is also included.