African Mask Making 2018-04-20T01:45:09+00:00

African Clay Mask Making Workshop

This dynamic workshop is both an introduction to and a celebration of West African culture; and a means by which students are given the opportunity to experience other cultures as something positive and non-threatening, whilst discovering and honing their own unique creative skills and talents.

Singing, dancing, the use of maps and role play are all tools of this excellent workshop, which not only provides genuine insight into African culture but culminates in each child’s participation in the design, creation and decoration of his/her very own clay mask.

The workshops include:

  • Clay mask making
  • Greetings in Nigerian languages
  • A song from Ghana / Nigeria
  • A dance from the Ivory Coast
  • Storytelling from the African kingdom of Benin
  • Learning about tribal marks

The Little Steps African mask making workshop is immensely popular with people of all nationalities. It celebrates West African culture whilst providing a space for fun, and creativity that is universal. In it’s simple way it encourages respect and acceptance of differences between cultures whilst highlighting that which is similar and universal. An important lesson for us all in our present global climate.

Lastly, Ivy understands the balance needed between providing information and allowing the children the freedom to express themselves and to trust their own creative choices. Your children will have a fantastic experience that they will never forget!

“The activities were excellent and well delivered.“

“An excellent opportunity for the children which should be accessible to all year groups!

“Thank you for giving us a chance to make these cultural masks!”

Give yourself and your children the opportunity to experience an amazing African mask making workshop at The Little Steps Workshop…

African Clay Mask Making Workshop


This dynamic workshop is both an introduction to and a celebration of West African culture; and a means by which students are given the opportunity to experience other cultures as something positive and non-threatening, whilst discovering and honing their own unique creative skills and talents.

Singing, dancing, the use of maps and role play are all tools of this excellent workshop, which not only provides genuine insight into African culture but culminates in each child’s participation in the design, creation and decoration of his/her very own clay mask.

The workshops include:

  • Clay mask making
  • Greetings in Nigerian languages
  • A song from Ghana / Nigeria
  • A dance from the Ivory Coast
  • Storytelling from the African kingdom of Benin
  • Learning about tribal marks


The Little Steps African mask making workshop is immensely popular with people of all nationalities. It celebrates West African culture whilst providing a space for fun, and creativity that is universal. In it’s simple way it encourages respect and acceptance of differences between cultures whilst highlighting that which is similar and universal. An important lesson for us all in our present global climate.

Lastly, Ivy understands the balance needed between providing information and allowing the children the freedom to express themselves and to trust their own creative choices. Your children will have a fantastic experience that they will never forget!

“The activities were excellent and well delivered.“

“An excellent opportunity for the children which should be accessible to all year groups!

“Thank you for giving us a chance to make these cultural masks!”

Give yourself and your children the opportunity to experience an amazing African mask making workshop at The Little Steps Workshop…