Make masks and learn how to bring them to life!
Class is 2 weeks long.
For ages 8 - 12 Fee:$230 plus $30 for materials
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This class integrates the performing arts and the visual arts while having loads of fun! Students will have the opportunity to build a silent character/animal mask that covers the entire face or a mask worn on the top of the head. These are nonverbal masks which allow the body to be fully expressive and visually powerful. The mask-making process includes: the plaster positive (a solid armature on which to work), clay – to build the character’s features and layering other materials to build the mask. Once these materials are dry, the clay is removed and the mask is painted with acrylic paint. We will then explore and identify how to bring these masks to life through movement, improvisation and mask theatre techniques, culminating in an original mask theatre performance.
Beverly Mann is an actor, mask theatre performer/educator, movement theatre artist and mask maker. She is an independent artist and tours with Faustwork Mask Theatre, based in Toronto, Canada. Beverly has performed all over the world, performing mask, movement and visual illusion in Germany, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, Mozambique and Peru with appearances on “Good Morning, America” and the Disney special “New Vaudevillians, Too.” For the past ten years she has been busy collaborating with several artists in the state of Maine. She has also been seen in several mid-coast Maine productions including: Heartwood Regional Theatre’s - Pinocchio, Belfast Maskers - Deathtrap, Wiley and the Hairy Man and Scapino, The Playhouse Theatre’s - Gertrude Stein and a Companion, and Camden Civic Theatre’s production of Sylvia. Beverly has taught numerous workshops and residencies in mask making, mask theatre techniques and theatre improvisation throughout Maine, across the U.S. and abroad. She is listed on the Maine Arts Commission Artists Roster and is affiliated with the Maine Alliance for Arts Education.
Beverly Mann and Mask