Mask MakingAROUND THE WORLD
MASK MAKING WITH IBOU NDOYE, LIZ COHEN NDOYE, AND FRANCE GARRIDO
Masks are found in every culture on earth. They have many purposes. From costuming to religious ritual practice, masks have played important functions from complex tribal cultures to the courts of Europe. Artists have been designing and making them for centuries.
Ibou, who hails from Dakar, Senegal, has been fashioning intricate and complex masks since his childhood. Liz, who is a long time resident of Hoboken, NJ, has spent her professional career making masks with children and adults. France, long time lead educator at the Newark Museum, Newark, NJ has spent her entire life making and teaching the art of masks. Their combined experience and different aesthetic backgrounds have enabled them to create many unique and fun methods for making one of a kind, eye catching masks with their students and fellow artists.
During their workshop, these three artists will provide a wide variety of materials. Participants might find themselves making a beautiful mask out of an old detergent bottle, or a bizarre mask out of an old plastic take – out container, or a funny masks out of cardboard and string. Students will have an artistic adventure using unusual materials. They will create a mask that expresses their aesthetic and spiritual vision and feelings.