This Saturday, February 7: Paper Maché Mask Workshop With NOCCA Alum Jacob Reptile

Artist and NOCCA Visual Arts alum Jacob Reptile will host our first-ever workshop at 5 Press Gallery on February 7th, from 1pm-5pm. In this workshop, attendees will learn to use contact cement to start and finish a paper maché mask in four hours. This method allows for quick building because of its short drying time, and the end result is much lighter than traditional flour-and-water methods.

This is a beginner’s class, and all skill levels are invited. Construction materials for masks will be provided. Cost of the workshop is $30.

You will need to bring:

  • scissors
  • box cutter
  • decoration materials (fringe, feathers, glitter, spray paint, you name it!)

To prepare, start figuring out what you want to make, then come dressed ready to get your hands dirty!


Date: February 7, 2015 1pm-5pm

Location: 5 Press Gallery in the new Chevron Forum building (Press Street between Chartres & Royal)

Class size: Limit 12 slots per workshop

Cost: $30 per person

To enroll: Call Jacob Reptile at 504-701-0511

Jacob Reptile studied fiber art at the Kansas City Art Institute, and after graduating, he refined his technique while working on the set of the Fantastic Mr. Fox at New Orleans’ Contemporary Arts Center. He has also taught this same workshop to the Krewe of Joan of Arc and the Krewe of Crustacious Desire.

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