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Mask Making


August 7 - 11

Learn to sculpt, construct and decorate theatrical masks using a variety of materials to create fantastical stage beings.​ In this intensive, one-week course, practice and expand on the following behind-the-scenes skills:

  • Develop interesting and effective characters that will read well on a theatrical stage.

  • Learn effective techniques for sculpting with Plasticine.

  • Create a plastic positive of your mask design with our vacuum-form machine.

  • Explore different mask-making techniques through a myriad of demonstrations.

  • Discover new techniques to create wire, buckram, foam and additive sculpture masks.

  • Develop skills to fit masks properly to actors.

  • Learn painting techniques that will enhance your sculpted mask.

Key Information

The low student-to-teacher ratio in each course ensures instruction is geared to the participant's skill level and experience. Please indicate your related experience when you register.

This course may be taken as part of the 

Theatre Production Arts Certificate.

This certificate is given when completing

5 summer courses of your choice.

Total cost $2500 - a savings of $60 - $95 per course

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Registration Information

Cost: $595 (includes materials)
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Location: Desmond Heeley Studio,

              Factory163, 163 King Street,

              Stratford N5A 4S2

Target enrolment: 10 students

For more information, contact:
            Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

Mask Making Class of 2022
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