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