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2020: LEATHER MASK MAKING – LONDON

Venue: London

Deadline to apply: 10/08/2020

Dates: This workshop will run for five days from Monday 10th August 2020 until Friday 14th August 2020.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Masks have the power to protect, hide, disguise and reveal character. Cultures across the world have used their transformative qualities in rituals, performances and art. Today, the creative industries use masks extensively for theatre, fashion, film, music, performance and more. Educational institutions and therapeutic practitioners also use masks as tools within their field.

In this workshop you will identify the ways in which masks are used across the creative industries and have the opportunity to explore, design and build your own custom mask through various materials, processes and techniques.

After designing your mask you will learn how to lifecast and model your mask. You are encouraged to bring in your own materials that you wish to explore as well as have the opportunity to make a face mask and headpiece from a range of readily available materials including plaster, textiles, wire beads, leather and more.

This course will introduce to you some of the ways in which masks are designed and constructed today. At the end of the course you will have your own unique face mask with a life and character of its own.

You are encouraged to bring a sketchpad, and a camera to build your portfolio and record the techniques and processes.

Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range transferable skill. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: ArchitectureArt & Design, Illustration, Puppet making, Fashion/Costume Making, Product design, Leather working, Sculpting, and Theatre set design.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 18 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas such as drawing, painting and fine art. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.

Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

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