Mask-making is an ancient art, one practiced in every culture on Earth. Masks are used across the globe to tell stories, perform rituals and pass down cultural traditions. Award-winning mask artist Michael Hickey guides younger students in creating and embellishing simple paper masks; older students will design and craft more complex, symbolic and expressive pieces. During residencies, students learn how masks are used with dramatic narratives and may create a performance piece to share with their peers and parents.
Michael Hickey, principal performer and co-founder of Gateway Performance Productions, studied mime with the masters of his craft: renowned artist Marcel Marceau and professional clown Jango Edwards.
His mask creations have twice won First Place and Best of Show at the National Maskibition in Eureka, California and have been exhibited at galleries and museums including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Iowa State Art Museum.
His work also is part of a permanent collection at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC. He has designed masks for the Center For Puppetry Arts, Emory University Theater, The Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Daystar Native American Dance Theater, and the Galeria de Guadalupana in Chimayo, New Mexico.
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
One Class: $205
Two Classes: $305
Three Classes: $405
Four Classes: $500