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Woman Adorned Workshop Series: “Mask & Mirror” Workshop

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Date: November 23, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center
Series: Woman Adorned Workshop Series

About Woman Adorned Workshop Series

Through the use of clothing and imagery, Woman Adorned: Transcending Time, Transforming Culture, features five themes that explore how women have “adorned’ themselves to interact with the larger world. The themes are: Athletes and Aquabelles, Earth Mothers, Freedom Fighters, Gender Benders, and Musicians.

About “Mask & Mirror” Workshop

“Mask & Mirror” 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 especially  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 purpose 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.

Instructor: Gabe Pons

Cost: $45 per student

Ages: 13+

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