Masks are mysterious and fascinating – they conceal, alienate, transform and at the same time can be so exposing. Through the ages masks have accompanied mankind as a second face.
Of course masks haven’t accompanied me that long yet. As a child I was fascinated by masks but I actually made my first mask in my teen years. In 1985 I met Edith Block who taught me the art of professional mask making and mask play.
Now, many years later, I still enjoy working with masks and passing on my enthusiasm for masks.
Making a mask can be as manifold as its character can be. In my workshops you learn a specific, reliable and well-tried form of maskmaking. This special technique allows for differentiated work on the object. And it simply is fun.
By the way: artevale also makes masks by commission, e.g. for theaters, bands, events and individuals.
So now we made our own mask. And what's next? Let’s get to know our mask. What is its personality? How does it move? Can it perhaps even dance? What happens when masks meet eachother? We will
deal with these and similar questions on a practical level, with exercises from dance and theater supporting the process as well as the use of music.