Quick Mask-Making Visual Arts


Quick Mask-Making

Type: Workshop|Remote
Art Form: Visual Arts
Grade Level: 1-12
Scheduling Request

This workshop is a chance to dive right in and get creative with one of the most basic mask forms. Working closely with master mask- maker Eric Bornstein and one or more co-facilitator, students select papier-mâché mask blanks with elastic straps and then choose from an array of tantalizing decorative materials including: chenille stems, pony beads, faux jewels, feathers, fur and fabric. After gluing, masks are augmented with painted patterns and textures and then padded to ensure comfortable fit. Behind the Mask artists display samples, discuss techniques and supervise creation.

Program available in person, or live online.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 25
Curriculum Connection: Masks, Mask-Making

Minimum of 2 workshops per day

2 Workshops: $500
Additional or Post Performance Workshops: $200
Travel: $60 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Materials Fee: $5-10 per student


  • A teacher in the room to support artist and address student needs.
  • Reserved parking spot
  • Bottled water
  • Minimum of 2 workshops/day

Live Online:

School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call and mute students as needed. Please introduce them as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

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