M was for masks last night as we took up the challenge of decorating paper masks.
With some inspiration from the Day of the Dead-style sugar skulls, members used paint, pen and collage to make some weird and wonderful creations: Donald Trump even made an appearance.
Angus would like to get them all back to class at some point soon so that he can make a big display to go to the Iona Gallery for the Kingussie Food on Film Festival next year.
We’ll be decorating masks on Wednesday night. Angus has a batch of paper face masks, blank for our own designs. You can draw, paint or even create a collage.
This lesson is related to an event in association with the Kingussie Food on Film event. Next year’s festival includes a Masked Ceilidh at the Iona Gallery on February 4. Your creations could come in handy for the Best Mask competition.
And do bring your pennies to the class… As a bonus, there will be a fundraising sale for the Grantown Grammar’s Art Department. Wonderful tubes of watercolour, oils, pastels, etc, will be available at discounted prices.
And there will also be the opportunity to buy goods produced for the Christmas craft fair in the museum.