Animacy Theatre Collective masks.

Workshops

Animacy Theatre Collective offers mask workshops for artists and communities at any skill level whether professional artists or groups wanting a new creative experience. The workshops can be altered depending on your organisation’s specific needs and time requirements. We are available for consultation or workshops with professional companies wanting to use mask in a performance or workshop production. Prices are dependent upon number of participants and amount of time needed for the workshop. Please contact animacytheatrecollective@gmail.com with any questions! We look forward to working with you.


Wood Mask. Land Based Mask Building, Mask Workshop.
Land-Based Mask Building and Writing
Animacy Theatre Collective
Mask made with brown bags and glue. Mask Performance: You, Society and the Mask.
Mask Performance: You, Society and the Mask
Animacy Theatre Collective
Mask made with brown bags and glue, Mask Workshop.
Mask-Building: Brown Bags and Glue
Animacy Theatre Collective

Land-Based Mask Building and Writing

Animacy Theatre Collective

In this workshop participants will be led through a land-based mask building technique that will involve the close study of the natural environment that surrounds them and an exploration of their relationship with the land. We will discuss interspecies relationships and how the process of gathering and building form nature can influence creative output. Finally participants will be given the opportunity to write and perform from the mask they have created and work through some basic mask performance and creation exercises.

Mask Performance: You, Society and the Mask

Animacy Theatre Collective

In this workshop participants will be led through a character building exploration with the masks they created or ones provided by the facilitator. Participants will be introduced to basic mask performance and character creation techniques. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore themes and issues they are interested in through the use of source material (news media, articles, images, videos) which will inspire improvisation and ensemble exercises. At the end of the workshop, participants will be given the option of presenting what they have created to each other or as an invited workshop with friends and family. The goal of this workshop is for participants to explore the masks, themselves and their surrounding community.

Mask-Building: Brown Bags and Glue

Animacy Theatre Collective

In this workshop participants will design and build a character mask from molding clay, LCBO bags, wood glue and paint. They will be led through the initial conception of mask based on faces they know or are inspired by and traditional commedia dell’arte archetypes. After construction the masks require 24h to dry before they can be painted. Finally participants will be given the opportunity to write and perform from the mask they have created and work through some basic mask performance and creation exercises.