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During this one or two day mask making workshop, suitable for KS3 upwards, students are closely guided through the stages of making their own mask, from deciding the character, molding the face, ‘pulling’ the mask, painting it, and (most importantly) wearing their personal creation. The masks made by the students remain the schools to keep, and can be a valuable resource for years to come.

The workshop will:
• teach students how professional performance masks are made
• develop practical skills in molding clay, turning the clay mold into the mask, painting, shading and finishing the mask
• inform students’ understanding of character and how to reflect this on a mask
• encourage team bonding and a shared joy in creating a resource for practical use back in the classroom

The Mask Making for Students workshop is suitable for any ability, and no special art skills are required. If you would like a BSL interpeter, please let Vamos Theatre know when booking.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Subjects: Art & Design, Drama

Topics: Costume Design, Emotions, Identity, Storytelling, Team Building, Understanding Drama & Theatre, Mask Techniques, Mask Performing, Mask Making, Painting, Clay Moulding

Type: In-School

Duration: 1-2 Days

Dates: Ongoing

Max. Students: 20 students

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About Vamos Theatre.

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Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, has been touring its wordless and witty full mask productions since 2006.

Alongside these, the company delivers dynamic and engaging workshops for schools and colleges (KS3+) designed to develop students’ confidence in physical performance and non-verbal theatre. Workshops cover mask performing, mask making, physical theatre and devising.

All Vamos Theatre’s work is suitable for deaf and hard of hearing students and can be led by a deaf/BSL practitioner when required.

From taster sessions to residencies, online and in person, Vamos Theatre’s workshops give students the foundation skills essential to physical confidence on stage, supported by great online resources.

BSL practitioners available, Arts Mark, Arts Award, Mask Library, Mask Set

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