Mask Making – Part One

This week we are looking at Mask Making using Papier-mâché we will be showing you two techniques on how to make the masks with Artist Roz Moreton:

  1. Using Aluminium Foil that you mould to your own face
  2. Using Newspaper/Aluminium Foil/cling film on a board that you create into a mask shape 

Materials that you will need:

  • Newspaper – Lots of it!
  • Tissue Paper if you have some
  • Aluminium Foil – Thick 
  • A Board – or very thick cardboard to use as a base to mount the mask on when you are working on it
  • Thin cardboard/Egg boxes/Textured card 
  • Masking Tape or scotch tape – is really good
  • Scissors
  • For the Paste – Plain Flour or Corn Flour and tape
  • Water
  • Spoon
  • Bowl x 2
  • Plate
  • Cloth – to wipe your hands
  • **You will need to make the paste the at least the day before to get the best Papier-mâché:
    • The best mix is 1/4 cup of flour to 1 cup of water
    • either mixed in a bowl over a hot bowl of water
    • or heated in a medium heat in a microwave for 30sec stirring occasionally. 
    • Mix in some salt so the Papier-mâché does not go mouldy!
    • Keep in the fridge overnight

Materials – For the Design and Decoration of Mask

For the Design:

  • Pencils 2B +
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Acrylic Paints + or Watercolours or Watercolour Inks if you have them to paint the design of the mask
  • Paper – Large Size – Try a roll of lining paper or coloured papers
  • Brushes – all sizes – fine/flat/wide
  • Plastic sheets to put the paint on or flat plates
  • Cloths
  • Water

For the Decoration:

  • Seeds
  • Feather
  • Leaves
  • Twigs
  • Strings/Ribbons
  • Fabrics
  • Etc…
  • Objects that can create textures and patterns 

Session Details

  • We will do a warm-up using our bodies and minds…
  • Then into a series of quick exercises drawing ideas of mask designs 2B + & coloured pencils making delicious BOLD lines marks experiments, drawing around the shape of HEADs as inspiration.
    • using quick line techniques
    • continuous line
    • other hand
    • blind
    • 360/180/90/45 degree sketches
  • Then using our big sized paper using the coloured pencils we will create a large outlines

When: Saturday 21st November 2020

Time: 10:45am – 1pm – 2 hour session
Starting at 11:00am prompt

Location: From the comfort of your own home through Zoom ( Zoom – not used it before then you will have to sign up it FREE)

Interested – Please email us at gwendraethartslab@gmail.com to sign up for the sessions