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October 12 - November 16, 2022

Masks as Magic: Interdisciplinary Creativity And Play From A Kapwa Perspective

Kala Gallery and Classroom • 2990 San Pablo Avenue BerkeleyCA  94702 Organized by Kala Art Institute $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.

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Masks have always played an important part in many different cultures. Many were rooted in tribal ceremonies to seek guidance and revelations from ancestral spirits. Wearing masks is thought to transform the wearer into the entity the mask represents. For this class, we will create a space together engaging in character creation and channeling spirits to discover new aspects of ourselves. The class will introduce ways of being able to construct a wearable mask sculpture centered from basic cardboard construction and papermache techniques that can be easily modified. The qualities of what we create will be rooted in the narratives around who we are and the relationship we all have to the natural world and to our imagination. Through an interdisciplinary approach to creativity we will meditate, draw, design and collaborate on building elaborately designed masks using materials that are easily accessible and that exist in abundance within our immediate environment and consumer culture ( leaves, grass, twigs, cardboard, plastics.) We will then activate these masks through creative play and storytelling to produce intentionally staged images or videos. These masks will also serve as containers to our diverse identities and collective memories as we reflect and dialogue on the shifts that are happening in the world at large.


October 12 - November 16, 2022

Wednesday, Sunday

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Ages 18-99


Kala Gallery and Classroom

2990 San Pablo Avenue BerkeleyCA  94702

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