"MASK AND MYTH"
Students learn how to make a durable theatrical mask with leather, cast from their own faces, and explores as well the "story" of the mask. It is open to participants of any age, and can be a three-day immersion workshop, or a longer class.
Making a mask is an art, but "bringing the mask to life" continues the journey. Imbued with stories, a mask is never just a passive "art object". And because the "spirits of the masks" come from the Mythic Realm, there is really no end to the journey, just a new telling.
"After the huge inspiration of Lauren's class, I became so involved in masks and mythology that I now have my own "cosmos" of 25 masks, and use them in my work with kids continually. I'm hooked!"
Michael Sanderson, Participant at MUSE Community Art Center