Tuesday February 2nd was the first workshop for a group of year 7 students from Ysgol Coedcae School, who will be working with artist Guy Norman over the next three weeks, exploring identity and expression through mask-making.
We began with a warm up exercise, making 3D shapes from a flat piece of paper. We rolled, folded and tore up our pieces of paper, before cutting out a flat paper mask. We added some of the 3D shapes to our masks to express something about our personalities.
Then we took it in turns to make our own 3D masks. Using tissue paper, gum paper tape and water we moulded these masks to fit each others faces.
Over the next three weeks we will be personalising our own masks with different textures and colours.
Having the mask on my face felt weird – it was all sticky and gluey!