Mask Making

Mask Making Workshops

If you're interested in learning about making masks, we have two options for you:

Make the Mask is for anyone who'd like to design, create and paint a full mask for themselves.
Make and Perform is a 1-5 day residency where participants have the chance to design and make their own mask, and also learn full mask performance skills.

The workshops are available for organisations to book: if you would like to attend a public workshop, please see our Next Public Workshop page for the latest.

We welcome d/Deaf participants at all our workshops and can work with BSL interpreters to ensure all workshops are accessible. Please let us know when booking.

Make the Mask

A one day hands-on session of practical mask-making, based on Vamos Theatre's methods of creating professional full masks.

Suitable for everyone over 16 years, no previous art or theatre experience is necessary - just an interest in the mask making process, an enjoyment of creating things, and a willingness to get your hands dirty with paint and clay!

You will be  closely guided through the stages of creating a full mask, from deciding the character to molding clay, 'pulling' the mask, and painting. And, best of all, you can keep the mask you make at the end of the session. This day workshop is always fun, informal, creative and friendly.

Booking details
Suitability: 16 years + : under 18s require parent/guardian consent
Cost: £60 per person
To book a workshop: contact us on 01905 312921 or via our Contact Form

Make and Perform

This residency is especially created to give participants chance to not only design and make their own mask, but also to perform. As in the Make the Mask workshop, you'll be guided through the stages of creating a full mask, from deciding the character to molding clay, 'pulling' the mask, and painting it. We'll then look at full mask performance: how to create character, physicality, focus and stillness. A special feature of our residencies is the chance to work with a professional theatre musician, who provides a live musical accompaniment to the performance elements.

Booking details

Suitability: 16 +
Course size: maximum 20 participants
Duration: 1-5 days
Cost: 1 Day: £900 + travel, + accommodation
          2 Days: £1450 + travel + accommodation
          3 Days: £1900 + travel + accommodation
          4 Days: £2300 + travel + accommodation
          5 Days: £2700 + travel + accommodation
Working with a live musician has an additional cost and huge benefits
To book a workshop: contact us on 01905 312921 or via our Contact Form

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