Mask Making

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Mask Making can be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.
Dates:  July 29 - August 2, 2019


In this intensive, one-week course, participants learn to sculpt, construct and decorate theatrical masks using a variety of materials to create fantastical stage beings. 

In this course students will learn and expand on the following 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.


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.

The course fee covers the cost of basic materials; however, during the course participants have the opportunity to work on personal projects. Depending on the complexity of those projects, additional costs for materials may be incurred and are the responsibility of the student.

PACKAGE DEALS - Take multiple courses and save!

Combine this course with other one-week courses and you will save $50 for each additional one-week course you take.

This discount is good for up to 3 courses.

How to take advantage of our package deal offer: If you are interested in two, three or four courses, register and pay the deposit for those courses. Our registrar will calculate the discount and invoice you for the balance owing via PayPal.


Or take five one-week courses for only $1,800 and earn the Off the Wall Theatre Production Arts Certificate. That’s a discount of $135 for each course!

If you are interested in the Theatre Production Arts certificate, simply click the register button here.


Cost: $495
Day and time: 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

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