5th NOVEMBER 2011
MAKING MASKS AND WORKING WITH MASKS
Description: Masks are worn for performance, entertainment, disguise, concealment, or protection. They have been around since ancient times and have been used in ceremony, storytelling, and dramatic enactment. Making a mask invites you to explore the persona you reveal or conceal from the world. A mask also serves to enhance our awareness of who is behind the mask.
C.G.Jung wrote extensively about the concept of persona and the various ways it manifests itself. He also proposed that there is a dark side to the personality, well-known to the field of psychology as the shadow. It includes both repressed, instinctual feelings and untapped potential. (Starak: Gold in the Shadow article) working with the mask helps to initiate an imagination-driven exploration of the self through role play, dramatic enactment, movement, or storytelling. Best of all, it is an approach that allows all the arts to meet in one place, making it both a very powerful intervention.
Mask making – All materials will be available to make your mask. We will develop experiments to enact our SELF behind the mask created.
Objectives – To discover our true inner being and authentic self.
Who will benefit from this work? – Anyone wishing to grow as a mature human and enable others to grow.
Therapeutic process – A Gestalt approach to enhance the process of being in the moment.
Enactment using different masks, drama therapy experiments.
The SICAIDIR model in Gestalt Art Therapy.
Practical experiments in working with the client.
- Construction of different types of masks.
- White mask or blank ground of being.
- Masks with recycled materials.
- Creative use of masks.
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