Description – Leather Mask Making
This one day beginners, introductory, leather mask making course is the perfect opportunity to be creative. A mix of sculpture, art and design all in one course. A full taster day of leather carving, moulding, stamping and dying, resulting in an amazing masterpiece you’ll be proud to take home!
You’ll spend the day designing, cutting, and wet-forming your mask, using vegetable tanned leather, a pre-made profile and leatherworker’s hand tools. You’ll learn the secret to forming a structured mask that holds it’s shape permanently, without the need for wires or rivets that can distract from the features of the mask, that you so thoughtfully designed.
This course is very well suited to costume makers, theatrical tutors and students, as well as artists and crafts people. Not too challenging, but lots of fun and a fantastic introduction to this intriguing art. Drawing skills are not required to attend this course… just a good imagination!
How much does it cost?
The course fee is £185.00 per person
(Please note, we can only run the course with 2 or more people booked in. You can book as an individual or as a group). This course is run twice per year.
Tell me what’s included in the price:
Everything! Leather, dyes, course notes and plenty of encouragement are all provided… Oh, and tea, coffee and cakes. All you need to bring is a packed lunch and a sense of humour!
Mask profiles, leather and professional dyes are sometimes available to purchase on the day, for students who would like to make another mask at home.
To ensure that everyone gets individual attention we have two tutors providing tuition to small groups of 6 only. Please contact us for suitability and more information.
Where is the Leather Mask Making course held?
Our leather courses are held in a beautiful 19th Century Welsh chapel at the foot of the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire, West Wales…. Perfect surroundings to fuel your creativity!
How do I book a place on this course?
Course dates are:
- OCT 2018 Sat 27th
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What can I possibly say more than that which two fellow course members have already said?This was only my 3rd leather workshop - all covering different topics - all run by experts in their field with a passion for sharing and encouraging their 'students' to take what they have learnt and 'go on & do more'.I had a lovely time with Gaynor and her trainee/assistant Hannah. Lovely - warm, and it was in this airy space - educational, encouraging, humourful, skill-ful, with copious tea/coffee, even cake - what more could one ask?I hope to put my newly learned skills into practice soon - just as I hope to continue to meet such teachers as Gaynor.Deep Joy.
A thoroughly enjoyable day in a perfect settling. We came away with masks we are proud of and inspired to create more at home. I would definitely recommend this course. Money well spent.
It was a terrific day and I came away knowing that I'd learned a new skill and with an amazing mask! Gaynor and Hannah are terrific
A fascinating and well taught workshop - arrived a beginner, left feeling competent and inspired.Friendly and fun atmosphere, beautiful setting and wonderful cake :)Thanks Gaynor + Co for a lovely day
I would highly recomend this course, firstly the setting was sooo beautiful. The instructors were so lovely and knowledgeable, I learned lots of skills including how to mould, cut and dye leather to make a mask I was really pleased with. I was also given worksheets and lots of advice on how I could easily repeat what I had learnt at home, and was able to buy all the tools and leather I needed too. Cant wait to do another course there again soon.
I had a great day and learned new skills. I hope to be back next year to try a different course.
The one day workshop was organised very well, equal time was spent with each of us and we were given so much information on the type of leather we were using, tools and techniques, and tips if we were to try mask making at home. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and I was really surprised that we were able to successfully create and finish a mask by the end of the session! I had a great day and would really recommend this course to everyone, even if they've never worked with leather before! It was such a great experience!
What a great day, I enjoyed every minute. Lots of very useful tips with a safe and friendly environment. The day was well constructed giving every one equal time with help using the many variations of leather craft.
A great course with lots of opportunity to learn new skills. Also a very friendly host who was able to provide information on the area and was even kind enough to arrange transport to and from the course location. A great day all round.
This was one of the most enjoyable courses I have experienced. Personal attention given by the course provider. Excellent facilities, good pace of teaching, relaxed atmosphere. Definite value for money and I would highly recommend this course to others.