Events

Mask-Making

Description:

Celebrate the magic and whimsy of Mardi Gras held on Tuesday, February 13 by creating a mask in honor of the mother of all carnivals. Join us for this  mask-making class on Saturday, January 20 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The class will include a short lecture/discussion about Mardi Gras, its history, and the importance of masks in its earliest days to the present.  In between mask-making activities there will be a short break where a king cake will be provided.

During the six hour class, attendees will fashion three different masks. The first will be a painted full face mask that will be a unique identity created by the student. Hiding one’s identity and taking on a different one is important in this mask. The second mask will be made from wire mesh and inspired by the Mardi Grad mask-maker, Lou Trahan. These masks utilize ordinary objects like spent shotgun shells, bottle caps, felt and the like. The last creation will be a free form piece using a plastic half face mask as a base, and then using materials ranging from feathers and glitter to newpaper and craft notions to finish.

Glenda Brauneis has been a costumer for over 20 years, designing and creating both costumes and masks for private commissions and theaters nationwide.

$10.00 supply fee paid directly to the instructor

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.