Mask Making Intensive Workshop in Portland: March 27-29

Hi everyone! I’m leading a workshop on half masks for the stage. Read more below!
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Making the Stage-ready Mask

Learn how to make a mask that feeds the performer and is designed to play powerfully on indoor and outdoor stages. In this hands-on workshop, participants will design, sculpt, cast and paint a paper mache character half mask. Attention will be paid to sources of creative inspiration, qualities that promote dynamic onstage play, and techniques for shaping a well-engineered character mask. Participants will leave the workshop with a plaster cast of their face and one painted mask.
            This workshop is excellent for costume designers, actors and performers, and mask enthusiasts at all levels of experience. Pre-registration by March 25 is required.

6-9 pm             Friday, March 27
10-7pm*            Saturday, March 28
10-7pm*            Sunday, March 29
 *There will be an hour lunch break on Saturday and Sunday
            Oregon Children’s Theatre, 1939 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR
            The cost of the workshop is $225.  Special discount for blog readers: $200. Include the code “makingfaces” in your registration email.
Cost for materials is included. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration.
TO ENROLL: Email me at for more information and with any questions about the workshop.

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