The "Mask and Mirror" workshop explores the theme of adornment and how different cultures modify the surface of the body for decorative, aesthetic, and cultural purposes. This fascination with marking and altering our appearance is evident in contemporary culture exemplified in the cosmetic industry and the mainstream proliferation of the tattoo industry. Students will create their own mask using a prefabricated blank form and customize it using paper collage techniques, acrylic paint, and colored pencils. The effort of the exercise will be to encourage students to "look within" themselves and project their passions, interests, and voice on a three dimensional canvas. Whereas a conventional mask is meant to conceal one's identity, the intent of these masks is to reveal the student's personality and hopefully discover something new along the way.
When: Saturday, November 23, 2013 10am-noon.
Where: Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center (1001 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia)
Cost: $45 per student