Magnificent Masks: Loïs Mailou Jones


Jaf Yusuf

About this lesson

Create a colourful mask: what kind of mask would you want to present to the world around you?

Magnificent Masks: Loïs Mailou Jones

Jaf Yusuf

American artist Loïs Mailou Jones was inspired by both African and Caribbean art as well as the Harlem Renaissance art movement in American in the 1920s. In this lesson, Mr Yusuf explores her abstract fine art, which depicts colourful masks. Have a go creating your own mask, imagining YOU are inside one of Mailou Jones' paintings!

You will need:

  • Two pieces of plain drawing paper
  • A pencil
  • Oil pastels