Design Faculty Mimi Haddon Teaching Mask Making and Movement Workshop
Costume designer, photographer, and Design Faculty member Mimi Haddon is teaching a Mask Making and Movement workshop on September 14, 2019 and October 12, 2019, at Camera Obscura Art Lab in Santa Monica, where she is currently a resident through November. The events, both held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., are sponsored by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs.
Participants will create their own mask using cardboard, paint, yarn, fabric, and other objects. While the workshop is geared towards adults, mask makers are encouraged to "cast off preconceptions of sophistication and perfection in favor of loose and free design and an improvisational view of materials."
As a group participants will also create a collaborative dance that responds to the architectural space of the Camera Obscura, the historic community arts practice space. Mimi is looking for people to pose for photographs for possible inclusion in her Camera Obscura residency project.
She's considering ideas of adaptation and territory, utilizing mask, costume, and movement with posed members of the public. She's currently documenting the archetypes and characters that participants create in response to transformative costuming, and will include selected portraits in a book about the newly forged narratives and connections that emerge out of this process.
Limited spots are available. Visit santamonica.gov/camera for more information.