Masks, facial expressions and facial architecture

Do masks conceal, hide, or reveal and show something? The game with the "second skin" has entertained and fascinated people since the beginning of humanity. Our face contains a wealth of expressions. Facial expression is a central part of our body language. While a bust picks up a physical reality, a mask illustrates a conceptual world of ideas. It can express a feeling, a mood, a character or an appearance.

Course program:

With clay, wire and fabric we construct expressive masks

1st day:    Drawings, scetches, various anatomical and expressive preliminary studies
2nd day:   Preparing the construction, profile
3rd day:    Mask construction, padding 
4th day:    Mask construction, modelling
5th day:    Mask construction, reflectionWe draw the expression and the proportions of the face.

With the drawings we build the frame, on the framework we stitch the fabric, over the tissue we form the thin mask with clay. Survey of art and style history.

Aim of the course:
To cultivate and develop the image of man with a contemporary design vocabulary. To improve and refine anatomical knowledge and to deepen body awareness body expression.

The course language is German, but the tutor also speaks French, Italian and English.

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