Mask Making with Lucrecia Novoa
Using an assortment of materials and the student’s imagination, Lucrecia’s workshops introduce the “Art of the Mask”. For her, masks are not merely decorative objects. For her, they come alive transforming the person who wears it and the environment around them. In this workshop, she will take you through her fun and fascinating process of visualizing the mask, creating it and finally wearing it. Click here for flyer.
Lucrecia Novoa’s fascinating, large-scale masks and puppets are currently on view in the horror and fantasy exhibition “In The Realm of Dreams & Fears” at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos (450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street). Visit www.bronxarts.org for details.
Lucrecia Novoa is an artist and cultural educator who uses a combination of masks, costumes, storytelling and dance to interpret the folk traditions of many cultures. She believes that art education must be strong component of our children's lives, feeling that they need to be motivated not only at an intellectual level but should also receive tools that enhance their creative minds and personal talents. Lucrecia studied Fine Arts in University of Chile and the Massachusetts College of Arts. The turning point of her career was when she attended the Art of the Mask course offered by Eric Bornstein in 1996. Under Eric's patient guidance, she learned not only techniques of mask masking, but also how to mold gestures and expressions into the masks. She began producing fantasy creatures using large masks and sophisticated costumes and soon sought her own characters, based preferentially on dark figures representing witches, monsters and ghosts. Over the years, Lucrecia has been involved in several workshops, shows and theater. She has organized her own workshops and exhibits over the last few years. Of particular significance were the exhibits in the Waltham Public Library which displayed my drawings, paintings, and masks in 3 consecutive years.
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Bronx Council on the Arts
"A pioneering advocate for cultural equity, the Bronx Council on the Arts nurtures the development of a diverse array of artists and arts organizations, and builds strong cultural connections in and beyond The Bronx".