Improvised Masks

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Improvised Masks

Ages 6 - 8


Vacation Program

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 8
  • By Kiran Zaman, Director of Programming

Masks celebrate simplicity.

Artists from Alexander Calder to Andy Warhol have applied their gifts to improvising clever, quick disguises – masks for the moment. Play with artful tricks that the masters created. Then invent your own. Who will know?/em> We will photograph yoru work during the day and collect and print the images: a catalog of your experiments.

Minimal: a scrap of paper over your nose after Alexander Calder.
The Eyes Have It: draw eyes and lashes on gloves to adorne your eyes; draw a face on your hand.
• Recycled/repurposed: milk jug masks, toilet paper tubes, paper cups and caps.
Found Objects: funnels (snouts), fruit (eyes), strainers (whole faces).
Paper Bag Masks: glorious constructions inspired by the illustrator Saul Steinberg.

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