Today I have been making cartoonish drawings of Primary Emotions.
A Neutral Face
Sad and Happy Angry and Disgusted Surprised and Fearful
These I intend to use next week for some online teaching, as I give a demo on mask-making to prop. making students. I would like to get them active and not just give a one sided lecture. I use these ideas when teaching mask performance skills so why not for makers. I hope it will make it more personal for them as they examine their own faces and feel what muscles they use to make these extreme expressions.
Keeping on with the drawing. Layer upon layer. Week Three.
An Archeology of drawing. Memories, Histories, Stories, Journeys and Formalities.
How am I thinking and seeing ?
Human Bones And Names Names Of All The Bones In The Skeletal System Human Skeleton All – ANATOMY BODY DIAGRAM
I do love painting. The Finishing of masks is just about my favourite part of the mask making process. Therefore, now I am setting myself this challenge, to paint for the sake of painting. I shall use this 3D triptych as the blank ground for painting. I just don’t know what it will be, certainly not decorative and not my familiar mask technique of exaggerating the underlying form. So lets see. I have always been particularly impressed by the way in which ceramic artists are able to paint/draw directly onto a 3D surface. And of course, cave painters did the same, on bare rock AND in the dark.
This gallery contains 6 photos.
As part of “OutMask’, Prosopon are exploring and rehearing for a Commedia Dell ‘Arte inspired ‘Cabaret’ style show. Mentored by Didi Hopkins we have now taken our experience and skills into the devising of ‘Lady WerthaChat’s Quadrille’ or ‘For every Master, a Servant’.
To be premiered at City Arts, Nottingham, friday 18th March 2012. In the spirit of Commedia this will be a rough-hewn entertainment, full of topical and local jokes.
Theatre of the people and for the people.
On Sunday, 13th March, some of the OutBurst Group produced a Mask Talent Show at NGY
with music and Dance
First two days of Devising and Rehearsing, up and done. What a delight!
Preparations for The Mask Cabaret on 18th March at City Arts Nottingham.
Thank you all, Didi, Ian, Andrea, Mary, Ruth, Richard and Nonsuch Theatre.
We won’t mention the dog….yet!
After two weeks of short and frustratingly unsatisfying bursts of just a hour or so here and there, today I spent 6 hours on the job, in honour of International Commedia Dell ‘Arte Day. I think I have cracked it. Not finished but feel like my hands and eyes understand what they are doing now. Loads more practice needed but happily on the way. Have a real sense of 3D in the wood.
I should get to leather next week.
The Clay for the new ‘Magnifico” mask is done and ‘cottled-up’ ready for plastering.
And carving has begun on ‘Big Nose Zanni’. Such a strange thing for me to learn to remove material to reveal the form when I am used to building up with the clay. Streatching my brain and developing new skills.