The Times’ weekly feature Seahawk Artistry.

To glue, or not to glue, that was the question fourth grade Seahawk Arts students faced when creating their masquerade masks. The intermediate students received an introductory lesson on William Shakespeare and the frequently used device of masquerade in several of Shakespeare's plays.


Students designed their objet d'art to enhance the unique shape of their chosen Shakespearean-styled mask template and were encouraged to emphasize the theme of masquerade as entertainment, exploration, and amusement.


A cornucopia of colorful papers and embellishment pieces were available for students to choose from which made the process of creating their individual works of art exciting and fun.