Students from Conrad show off their new masks

Students from Conrad show off their new masks

Conrad Elementary students create masks at Museum of Northern BC

The Museum of Northern BC recently offered a program for school groups to learn about masks from many different cultures.

The Museum of Northern BC recently offered a program for school groups to learn about masks from many different cultures. Several classes from Conrad Elementary School, including Ms. Wendy Brooks’ grade three class of 23 students, enjoyed a fascinating afternoon at the museum. This included a tour of the masks in the museum collection and in the Ruth Harvey Art Gallery, and a visit to the Longhouse to view the Raven dance. Each student was able to make a mask of their own design as an art activity at the Artist Studio under the guidance of the wonderful museum staff. The children had a marvelous time, and got to experience a bus ride on the local public transportation system.