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While many of my classes are for specific organizations, some are also open to the public. I am also available for commissioned workshops and private classes in topics like Mask making (Papier-mâché or Neoprene), Mask Performance, Commedia dell’arte, Puppeteering. I also lead workshops in Curriculum design and facilitation for artists who teach. Contact me for more information. 

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

MAY 10:  Mask Making Lecture & Demonstration at Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR.
JUNE 2–14:  Commedia dell’arte performance Intensive at Stephens College, Columbia, MO.
JUNE 17–JULY 26: Mask making at Word for Word Camp, Santa Rosa, CA.

Recent Classes & Workshops

MARCH 3 & 10: Intro to Commedia dell’arte. Oregon Children’s Theatre, Portland, OR.
January 2019: Mask Making and Commedia dell’arte at Dell’Arte International, Blue Lake, CA.

Students were introduced to basic concepts for conceiving and creating a theatrical half-mask, as well as procedures for sculpting in clay, casting in papier-mâché, and painting with acrylics. The masks were tested through explorative performance before final details were finished.

June 2018: Mask Making at Wilsonville Festival of the Arts

Come down to Town Center Park in Wilsonville and make a mask at the Get Crafty! station. After you can also be a part of Mask-Pa-rades, led by Wilsonville High Schoolers donning beautiful giant masks from art class.

May 2018:  Commedia dell’arte performance Intensive at Stephens College, Columbia, MO.
February 2018: Intro to Puppetry at Multnomah Arts Center

Forget what you think you know about puppetry, and explore the fundamental aspects of bringing an inanimate character to life! This class will build both acting skills and manipulation principles to keep a non-human actor alive on stage. We will work with a variety of puppet styles–from abstract to found object to character–in simple scenes to build puppeteering skills. This class is for anyone who has ever been inspired by the magic of theatre.

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