From masks, props, puppets, patterns, sculptures, and more, discover how this incredibly underused (and inexpensive) material can be something you never want to go without in your tool kit. Find out why it can even be a better alternative to clay and other sculpting mediums depending on the circumstance. Even if you don’t think you’re a great sculptor, this workshop will show you how to form the basics, piece by piece, for any kind of project. Explore and experiment with its many uses, learn simple techniques for sculpting and finishing projects made from the cheap little roll o’ sticky stuff, and take home the start of a new mask and puppet head! Come with ideas and a willingness to try!
Materials fee: $5.00
Matt McGee is an award-winning stage actor and puppet designer living in the Washington, DC area. Having been raised by puppets in Central California, he has been crafting and creating since childhood and endeavors to make every creation unique in form and style, as much as possible. From small, intricate rod puppets for libraries and daycares to giant puppets for the big-stage theater, Matt prides himself on his ability to build professional quality crafts with inexpensive, or recycled, materials. Whenever he gets a chance, he is always willing to share his techniques with others and strives to help everyone discover that they, too, can make something magical. www.MattaMagical.com