Masks and Peru

Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12

Location: Visual Art Studios at St. Albert Place (Art Gallery of St. Albert)

Program Delivery: In Person, In School, and Virtual

Students create a mask inspired by ancient cultures of Peru. By looking carefully at ancient Peruvian masks, students learn to recognize some of the similarities and differences in how they were designed. A variety of clay hand building techniques are explored to allow students to create their own unique clay mask, inspired by ancient Peruvians.



  • Social: Comparing Cultures; Communities in the World
  • Art: Understand the inspiration behind a piece of art


Student Outcomes

  • Learn interesting facts about Peru
  • Learn about the materials used to create these masks.
  • Explore how texture can be used to create a visual effect
  • Create art for enjoyment


Suggested Pairings

Peru and the Aboriginal People of Canada – Musée Héritage Museum