The art of maskmaking


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The art of maskmaking

  1. 1. THE ART OF MASKMAKING Goal: To introduce students to a sculpture technique involving plaster gauze casting. Objectives: Students will produce a portrait mask reflective of a particular artistic period using a plaster gauze cast mask of their face.
  2. 2. Subject/Title: PortraitMasks  Materials: Plaster gauze, cut into strips of varying lengths and widths Scissors Pencil Basin, lukewarm water, water heater Vaseline/petroleum jelly Acrylic paint, brushes Face lotion/soap(optional) Extra shirt/towels
  3. 3. Procedure : 1. Prepare plaster gauze strips and hot water in an area covered by newspaper. 2. Have student liberally coat face with Vaseline. 3. Position student comfortably on the chair. Student must be able to stay completely still in order for the mask to set well and for the facial features to be accurate.
  4. 4. Procedure : 4. Begin applying plaster gauze strips. 5. Wet strips in lukewarm water, use fingers to remove excess moisture. 6. Continue to apply strips of appropriate sizes until entire face is covered with two layers of gauze strips. 7. Use tiny strips of gauze on area betweennostrils. Be sure to smooth gauze as much as possible to avoid a rough textured surface. 8. Once two layers of strips have been applied to face, allow the cast to harden for approximately 15 minutes. Do not leavestudent alone during this time, and encourage him or her to relax and stay still.
  5. 5. March 10, 2001Careful ha? Sarap ng feeling! Fifteen minutes lang ‘toRelax….. It’s almost done.. CSB SCULPTORS IN ACTION at the Ic!
  6. 6. 9. When mask has hardened (it will be warm to the touch), carefully remove by lifting offfrom the top of the head and then down to the chin (or the other way around). 10. After student has removed Vaseline andwashed face (using lotion or soap, if desired), have him or her use plaster gauze strips to cover the nose on the mask. 11. When mask is completely dry (the next day), have student paint the entire mask with flesh tone acrylic paint. After that has dried, have them paint in the eyes and add other facial details for portrait mask. 12. Use photographs or pictures of desired artistic period/portrait as reference.
  7. 7. What a relief! Bilis lang pala!Pogi di ba? Ouch!Hehe..jokelang!
  8. 8. Painting process And finished artworksInspired by Inspired by Vincent VincentVan Gogh Self-portrait kabuki Van Goghpainting painting
  9. 9. Art exhibits“On our own”-March 17, 2001 “Art Fest”-december 6, 2000
  10. 10. Happy mask making! Class activity and exhibit concept By:Thelma llorico-badon Faculty-aesthetic theorySchool of multidisciplinary studies Dlsu-college of st. benilde