Mask Making

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More than a dozen people turned out for the mask-making, clowning and acting workshops held last weekend at the Dunster Fine Arts School. Mask-making workshops were led by award-winning mask maker and theatre designer Melody Anderson; acting workshops were led by award-winning actor and playwright Peter Anderson. Many of the masks beared a “mood” and were used during the acting workshops.

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The workshops were put on by the BC Arts Council Youth Engagement Program in conjnunction with local theatre co Wishbone Theatre Productions. Above right clockwise: Hannah Black shows off her “baby elephant” mask before it’s painted; Bob Thompson tries on his mood mask; Monica Zieper, Sharon Stearns, Janey Weeks and others hand-formed the masks out of paper; Donalda Beeson does an intense selfie after finishing her mask; a participants gets al ittle help from mask-maker Melody Anderson in designing the eyebrows.

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