Class Overview

Explore the ancient world of masks!

Indigenous Mask Making
Masks in East Bali, Indonesia

People have been making masks for thousands of years around the globe.

Made from a wide range of materials, masks have been used for a multitude of purposes including ritual, ceremony, celebration, entertainment, protection, disguise, sacred communication and storytelling.

Create your own mask inspired by the influences of mask making traditions around the world with a focus on Oceania, Africa, Asia, South America, Mexico, Italy, Native America and New Orleans.

Learn about the history, process and creation of mask making.

Create your mask using a variety of artistic techniques including drawing, sculpture, painting and mixed media techniques.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the history of mask making in various cultures.
  • Learn mask making techniques.
  • Learn how to use materials to make masks.
  • Create two to three personal masks.

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Beginning art students
  • Intermediate or advanced art students who would like to explore mask making
  • Anyone who would like to create a mask

Session Details

  • Class ID: 6431
  • Instructor: Georgetta Gancarz
  • When: 9 Wednesdays | 10/3/18-12/5/18 | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
  • Total Number of Hours: 20
  • Where: Fine Arts Building - Room 405 | 801 E. Pine St., Seattle WA 98122
  • Fee: $185
  • Additional Notes: No class 11/21/18. Last class meets at the museum. Check out our Textbooks & Supplies page for info on any required or suggested materials for this class.