Saturday 09 March 2019 14:00
Saturday 16 March 2019 14:00
A workshop by set and costume designer Angelos Mentis.
A reflection of the face in the mirror of imagination, the mask holds a privileged position in the history of human creativity. From the distant past to the present time and from the most primitive to the most advanced culture, the mask has been an integral element of both the noisy festivals of the living and the still rituals for the dead. Made from materials ranging from the humblest, such as mud, to the most extravagant, such as gold, and serving either dark purposes, such as deception, or enlightening ones, such as to bring people into contact with ancestral spirits and inner or divine truth, mask making is an expression of inexhaustible human creativity in translating our perception of a face into matter.
Drawing on this diversity – from African masks to clown masks and from Asian traditional theatrical masks to improvised carnival masks through to contemporary art and fashion, participants will play with both expected and unexpected materials to give life to the faces of their imagination in an environment of creative freedom.
Start collecting things you might otherwise discard and join us to give these items a second chance through imaginative uses.
Angelos Mentis has worked as an art director for major events: Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Baku 2015 1st European Games Opening Ceremony.
Saturday 09, 16/03
14.00 - 16.00
17.00 - 19.00
Up to 20 adults per session
Free admission by online pre-registration (the workshop is conducted in Greek)