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Mask Making with Malcolm Wright (Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre)

  • Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre 8-10 Balcarres Avenue Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0QF United Kingdom (map)

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What is the relation between identity, social role and community? What is the relation between the stage and life, between appearance and reality? Do you want to learn how to make a half or three-quarter mask that will always fit the face, be comfortable and have good peripheral vision whether for child or adult? The participants will be introduced to an adjustable cardboard template which can be modeled with gumstrip tape and finished with a variety of media.

Malcolm Knight, founder and executive director of SMPC, is a professional mask-maker with 50 years experience. He will provide a brief introduction to the art of mask-making in various cultures and traditions and demonstrate techniques drawn from Greek, Roman, Commedia, Topeng and Noh theatre. 

We will explore the relationship between form and content and the transition from idea to realisation whilst learning about the importance of good design and a sense of externals in mask communication. A “hands-on” experience – all you need is your hands, head and heart. 

We would like to thank Glasgow Connected Arts Network for supporting and funding this series of CPD sessions Feb - March 2018.