Master of Disguise - ONLINE Mask Class
Master of Disguise - ONLINE Mask Class
CLASS STARTS OCT. 1ST 2019
EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT UNTIL AUGUST 25TH 2019
Student Level : All levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
I collect masks. I’m not sure what it is but ever since I was a kid I have always been intrigued by the idea of transforming ones identity. Perhaps it could be attributed to a young boy with a superhero thing, but mask making is one of the oldest cultural traditions in the world, in fact the earliest example being from the Stone Age. The hunter would wear an animal masks to disguise themselves and stalk prey. They would transform themselves into the very animals they were hunting. Symbolically and psychologically it changes the wearer into something vastly from what they were. Have you ever noticed when you wear a mask your personality changes …at least a bit? Temporarily you lose yourself and become whatever the mask represents?
Just in time for the costume season I have created a workshop to get you into the spirit. In this class we will be using a variety of materials to create masks for Halloween, Steampunk events, Dia de los Muertos…and even one for Krampus! The most important aspect of this class is not only for them to look amazing but they also need to be comfortable to wear. Get ready to alter your egos!
Other Questions You Might Have:
How much does it cost? $129 Regular (Early Bird Discount Until August 25, 2019)
What will happen after I sign up? Initially, I will send out a link to the Master of Disguise Facebook Group. On October 1st I will send out the secret codes and links to get you rolling.
What is the FaceBook Group? You can asks questions, share images and share ideas.
How long can I access the videos? Forever and ever. You will have to ability to download the videos right to your computer.
How does it differ from a live class? There isn't the one-on-one component and the possibility for immediate feedback that you have in a live class, but you have the advantage of being able to get into much more in-depth explanations of technique. Also, the advantage of being to replay any section that you need a refresher on.
Will there be video? Yes. There will be roughly about 240 minutes of protected video that only students will be able to access.
How many videos will there be? I'm expecting there to be about about 14 chapters with about 15- 20 minutes of video each chapter.
Is the class segmented or do I get everything at once? I have designed the class so you will have access the information at once and can play with it as you like, at your own speed. Q and A videos will be added each week for the the first 6 weeks.
Is there anyway to connect and share with other students enrolled? Yes. A Facebook Group will be set up specifically for this workshop. Students will be able to share experiments, projects and ask questions for the Q and A videos.
What kind of site is being used to host this class? I am using a protected website as well as a protected video host.
How will I access the website? When class begins I will send out passwords to all the students.
Is this for Beginners or Advanced students? It's for everyone. I've made it so it is information that can be used by all levels.
Will it be entertaining? Geez, I hope so. I have done my best to make it very un-dry and fun.
What will I need to be able to watch the videos? If you can read this the information on this website and have the ability to watch videos on vimeo.com then you've got everything you need to be able to watch the videos.
Mask Forms - plastic, pulp stock, or cardboard…NOT RUBBER! The sturdier the better. You can get these from craft stores or a Halloween stores. Make sure it fits on your face. I will show you how to make a form fitted mask but if you don’t want the mess…these are great options.
Roll of Plaster wrap (AKA) Ridgid Wrap - you can get this at craft stores or medical supply stores. It’s the same stuff they make casts out of.
Surgilube or Petroleum Jelly (vasoline) - this is if you decide to make your own mask from your face. You’ll need a something to let the plaster release. I prefer Surgilube because it is easier to clean off than Vasoline…but to each his/her own.
Worbla Finest Art Thermoplastic - this stuff is great! Its softens with heat and moldable. I’ve heard rumour it’s available at Michaels but also at Blick https://www.dickblick.com/products/worblas-finest-art/. NOTE IF YOU DECIDE TO USE THIS YOU WILL NEED A HEAT GUN
Aves Apoxy Clay1 lbs or more. TIP: THIS PRODUCT IS NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE IN LOCAL ART STORES. You can order from www.avesstudio.com (if you buy it from Aves use “demeng” in the promo code box for 10% discount or Amazon if you can’t find it locally. DON’T DELAY IN TRACKING IT DOWN!
EasyMold Silicone Putty - a two part mold making product available at most craft stores.
Alex Plus Fast Dry Acrylic Caulking- white.
Elmers or PVA white glue
Newspaper and Tissue paper
Craft Foam Sheets - you can usually find these in packs at Michaels. Ideally 6mm thick. If you can’t find that thickness you can double or triple up.
Variety of other found objects. Remember if you plan to wear this you may want to make sure that the items are less weighty.
Paint Brushes (a couple small detail brushes, and some cheap brushes (1/2 inch to 1 inch in size)
Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold (acrylic paint by Golden)
TitaniumWhite (acrylic paint by Golden)
Carbon or Mars Black (acrylic paint by Golden)
Pthalo Green blue shade (acrylic paint by Golden)
Dioxazine Purple (acrylic paint by Golden)
Quinacridone Crimson (acrylic paint by Golden)
Van Dyke Brown (acrylic paint by Golden)
Iridescent Bronze, Silver or Gold
Optional items or suggestions to enhance the class project:
Heat gun (not optional if you’re using Worbla)