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Fiesta of Fearless. Carnival Mask Making Workshop at Hola Melbourne

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FIESTA OF FEARLESS. CARNIVAL MASK MAKING WORKSHOP
Delivered by Gabriel Gonzalez

A 16-HOUR WORKSHOP TO ACQUIRE THE TECHNIQUE OF PAPIER-MACHÉ TO MAKE CARNIVAL MASKS AND CELEBRATE THIS TRADITIONAL FESTIVITY AS THE LATIN PEOPLE DO.

YOU WILL ALSO KNOW THE TRUE FACE BEHIND THE MASKS THROUGH A FASCINATING VOYAGE FULLY LADEN OF SEVERAL CENTURIES OF HISTORY, ART, AND MIXTURE OF CULTURE.

Carnivals involving the tradition of mask making and wearing can be observed throughout Latin America and have become an iconic cultural feature of the region. The cultural origins of masks are diverse - Native cultures wore ritual masks, African people brought to the Americas as slaves brought their own mask traditions, as did the Spanish and Portuguese colonisers. These cultures influenced each others to shaped the faces of colourful and extravagant forms that accompany celebrations of life, death and sacred symbols of some religious and liturgical traditions of Latin America. And also, to enhance the joyful expression in a large sort of festivities.

This workshop explores the historical, social and artistic aspects of these traditions while participants learn to make masks with the papier-mâché technique. The event will focus on Carnival Diablos, one of the most popular types of masks in Latin America which contains symbolic elements about life, the playful spirit that cheers the festivity, and the rich syncretism of our cultures.

THIS ACTIVITY IS HELD OVER FOUR SESSIONS (16 hours in total)
DATES: September 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
TIME: 10.30 am- 2.30 pm.
WHERE: 118A Carlisle st. St Kilda 3182
COST: $90 (Including materials)
CAPACITY: 25 pax
CONTACT: info@holamelbournefest.com
The Masks will be used in a parade down Carlisle St to mark the end of Hola Melbourne on September 29.

MAIN OBJECTIVE
To acquire the technique of papier-mache to making masks alongside a knowledge of their role in traditions and Latin history.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES
To gain basic knowledge of music that is used in different Latin American carnivals.
To gain basic knowledge of how to dress and represent a carnival character.

WORKSHOP DETAILS
Delivered by Gabriel Gonzalez. Assisted by Maria Peña Visual Arts.

The mask making technique, as well as the knowledge about music, dance and performance that complement this workshop, are the same as the one developed and taught by the Chinchintirape Carnival School from Chile, where Gabriel Gonzalez grew up and formed as an artist.

Approaching to music, dance and culture of the carnival will be delivered throughout the workshop supported by videos and images that help the participants to experience what the carnival means for Latin American people.
Please ensure you are available for undertake all four sessions of this workshop.

Participants should be able to take home the work in progress as some aspects will require continuance outside of the workshops.

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