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Halloween mask making workshop

Saturday, 10th October, 2020 9:11am
Halloween mask making workshop

Tipperary County Council’s Arts Office has organised the free workshops.

Halloween mask making workshop

Tipperary County Council’s Arts Office has organised the free workshops.

It's that time of year when our attention turns to spookiness and masks as Halloween approaches. In 2020, we're having to think about masks in a whole new way and that's what leading Irish visual artist Aideen Barry has done. Even though she's in Kaunus, Lithuania these days working on a project with European colleagues, she took time out to create three different masks and to show us 'How to Make' them for ourselves.

Funded and commissioned by Tipperary County Council’s Arts Office, the workshops are designed to get us all thinking about facemasks as a way of protecting ourselves from Covid-19, but also as a way of making them fun and silly too. We all need fun and creativity in our lives these days - especially at a time when many are feeling anxious about the virus and its repercussions for everyday life.

In these simple online workshops Aideen will show children and young people how to make a simple facemask, but to think of it as a kind of disguise where you can become your favourite animal with a little bit of animation magic. In the videos, she will show everyone how to use some stop-motion techniques to turn her face mask into a chameleon, mouth lashing out and gobbling flies or as a cute but sneaky fox finally getting its hands on the Ginger Bread Man.

Children will learn how to create a simple no sew face mask at home with family or in school and then will add their own creative flair to generate different types of animals. Aideen has created three different types and she encourages everyone to get creative and make your own kind of creature with super powers. The first of two recorded workshops is available and open to everyone from Wednesday, October 7th, followed on Wednesday, October 14th, with the second workshop. Finally, a live Zoom stop-motion animation workshop with Aideen will take place on October 21st as a mid term treat. Aideen will demonstrate using accessible stop-motion animation software, a smart phone and props you have to hand, how to make your ridiculously funny animations come to life. Children with their teachers and parents will also be able to ask Aideen questions during the workshop.



The first two recorded workshops will be available to access online from October 7th and 14th from the link below but you must book for the live Zoom event on October 21st at 11am as numbers will be limited; simply log on to Teachers/carers will need access to broadband and Zoom in the classroom to access the workshops. Aideen Barry is one of Ireland's leading visual artists with an international practice, who makes work in various different media: film, performance, drawing, sculpture, installation and experimental lens based media.

Further information from Tipperary Arts Office - E-mail: Tel: 0761 06 5000.


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