Introduction to Mask Making

Carole Brooke is giving an Introduction to Mask Making workshop from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 30, 2010. In this fun introductory workshop, you will be taken through all the steps of creating a mask from a mould. Masks play important roles in culture, and whether inspired by Day of the Dead, West Coast Native, theatrical, or life masks, you will be encouraged to develop your own unique mask. Starting with very simple and safe materials, you will learn how to take a quick mould from your own face. Carole will then guide you through the process of refining your mould and teach you how to build up your mask using adhesives, and encourage you to design and decorate your finished mask. You will be surprised by how easy it is to create a unique and interesting mask!

Montreal-born Carole Brooke is a multimedia artist with a special interest in drawing and three dimensional works including masks and ‘altered books’. Carole delights in mystery and humour in her artworks, working with hidden images and text and unexpected combinations. Carole completed her BFA from Emily Carr in 2008, and enjoys teaching a variety of workshops and courses. Carole is also one of the participating artists in the Art Gallery’s “Artists in the Schools” program.

The Introduction to Mask Making workshop will be held at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, VIU Branch, 900 Fifth Street. Tuition is $65 plus HST for gallery members or $75 plus HST for non-members, all supplies included. For more information, call Chris Kuderle at 250-740-6350.