This ancient process can be traced as far back as the Egyptians, if not further. First a mold is made using plaster wraps that create a negative of the facial image. The mask is taken off (very gently) after about 15 minutes. Afterwards, the mold comes back to the studio to set up for a day or two. When the creative process is to begin, clay is cast into the mold and it sets up overnight. The clay cast is pulled from the mold the next day and then the sculpting work begins. The eyes are sculpted open, features are refined, and embellishments are added to surround the face.
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to do all of these processes and you will create your own clay mask sculpture.
Bring your favorite clay sculpting and modeling tools, and a ware board to carry your work home on.
Also bring a bag lunch, or local places are nearby if you want to buy your lunch.
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
$55 for teachers, $75 for non-teachers
Materials additional $10
Continuing Education Units Available. Contact Liz Lauter for information
Event Location: Redwood High School, room 514
395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, Ca. in Marin County
map and directions
About the Artist:
Rebecca is a sculptor and artist working in Northern California. Coming from a corporate background, she was a National Training Director and make-up artist for over 20 years for Estee Lauder. She went back to school to finish her fine art degree which she had started right out of High School at the University of So. Mississippi. “I am mostly self-taught in the life mask making because their just weren't any proficient teachers out there to help. It was massive repetition and commitment to my work that has gotten me to this point. As in any profession, the more passion you have for it, the more proficient and experienced you become. At this point there are not many of us out there that do what I do consistently. Passion, belief in what I am doing and time, have created this niche of storytelling on their image for those who want to remember and pass on this inheritance. There is a story behind every mask! If you want more just ask the questions and I will give you more.
See Rebecca Love’s website: www.rebeccalovesculpture.com
Contact Liz Lauter
CREATING LIFE MASKS
Beyond the Mask
with Rebecca Love
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Redwood High School
Rm 514, the Ceramics Room
Continuing Education Credits available!
Marin County Office of Education