Mask Making Workshop for Educators Visual Arts


Mask Making Workshop for Educators

Type: Professional Development
Art Form: Visual Arts
Grade Level: Teachers
Scheduling Request

This workshop is a chance for educators to dive right in and get creative utilizing intuitive and accessible approaches for mask masking that yields a sophisticated surface. Exploring a spontaneous and versatile free-building technique, educators will work closely with master mask-maker Eric Bornstein to transform a basic half mask form into exciting characters, with an option to augment with patterns and textures using an array of decorative materials including: chenille stems, pony beads, faux jewels, feathers, fur and fabric. Eric Bornstein of Behind the Mask will display samples, discuss techniques and, and how to incorporate this activity into curriculum.

Learning Goals

  • Educators will learn methods for scaffolding mask making projects including prepping materials, visualizing a 3-D design, sculpting a foundational form, and techniques for refining details.
  • Educators will learn to repurpose common materials in unusual ways for extraordinary results.
  • Educators will learn layered color methods using wet and dry colored tissue paper techniques.
Length: 120 minutes
Audience Limit: 25
Curriculum Connection: Theater arts, visual arts, mask making, professional development

1 session: $1,450

Additional sessions: $1,050

Travel: $75

Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

1 reserved parking space
1 bottle of water
1 cart or dolly
2’x4’ or 6’ long tables with chairs
Access to outlets and extension cord
Access to a sink.

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