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Venue: Online

Dates: This workshop ran for five days from Monday 10th August 2020 until Friday 14th August 2020.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

This new online workshop will be run by Creative Dimension Trust tutor Emma Brassington.

Masks have the power to protect, hide, disguise and reveal character. Cultures across the world have used their transformative qualities in rituals, performances and art. Today, the creative industries use masks extensively for theatre, fashion, film, music, performance and more. Educational institutions and therapeutic practitioners also use masks as tools within their field.

In this workshop you will identify the ways in which masks are used across the creative industries and have the opportunity to explore, design and build your own custom mask through various materials, processes and techniques. The course will also introduce to you some of the ways in which masks are designed and constructed today. After designing your mask you will learn how to lifecast and model your mask.

You will use materials that you wish to explore as well as have the opportunity to make a face mask and headpiece from a range of readily available materials including plaster, textiles, wire beads, leather and more. You are also encouraged to use a sketchpad, and a camera to build your portfolio and record the techniques and processes that you learn.

At the end of the course you will have your own unique face mask with a life and character of its own.



Students must report for group teaching at 10am for a 30 minute tutorial. Following the first session, students will go offline to create their own work. The afternoon session will include private one-to-one sessions, a show and tell, and a briefing for the following day.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range of transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: ArchitectureArt & Design, Illustration, Puppet making, Fashion/Costume Making, Product design, Leather working, Sculpting, and Theatre set design(to name a few)


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas such as drawing, painting and fine art. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 8 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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