Introduction to Headdress Making: Perfect for Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, and Masked Galas
October 24 @ 12:30 pm UTC+0 at The Downtowner Art Gallery $80
Participants will be shown a few basic techniques for creating the “base” or sub-structure of the headdress,. They will choose which type they would like to create. Each student will create his/her own headdress to take home using materials provided . Materials will include feathers, flowers, sequins, paint, glitter, found objects, wire, paper, hot glue, headbands, fabric scraps, ribbon, trims, yarn, and anything else participants might want to bring from home.
Date of Class: October 24, 2019, 12:30-3:30 pm
Date registration closes: October 21, 12:30 pm
Class cost: $80 paid in advance through pre-registration + $50 supply cost paid at the start of class
Ages: Middle School, High School, Adult
Additional supplies to bring:
Anything the students would like to add.
About the Instructor:
Ruta holds a BA in Humanities with a Studio Art focus from Rice University, and an MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art . She has a background in studio art, as well as contemporary dance and choreography, costume design and construction, photography and video, and performative art. She has always been a maker, and her current pursuit is her custom headdress and mask business.
Upon completing her BA at Rice University, she was the recipient of the Mavis C. Pittman Award for Excellence in Art Practice. While in graduate school, I co-taught a teen summer art intensive offered through Pacific Northwest College of Art. I was also invited for an artist residency in 2010 at Pieter, a dance and art space in Los Angeles, CA.