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July 17-26, 2002 - Noon - 4:30  pm Costume Shop 
Professor Scott R. Robinson - Office McConnell 103 
963-1273 - 

This course is specifically tailored to the needs and circumstances of the high school drama teachers in the section, and whose construction support staff is presumably limited.

Required Text: 


James, Thurston.  The Prop Builder’s Mask-Making Handbook.  Cincinnati, OH:  Betterway Books, 1990.

Suggested Readings:


Foreman, Jennifer.  Maskwork.  Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann, 1999.


Sivin, Carole.  Maskmaking.  Worcester, Mass:  Davis Publications, Inc., 1986.

Other Resources:

Grater, Michael.  Paper Mask Making.  Mineola, NY:  Dover Publications, 1984.

Required Materials: 

Students will be involved in various projects that may damage good clothing.  Work clothes should be available for class sessions. 

Objectives                                                                             Assessment

Develop a working knowledge of common mask-making materials.

Through assigned project students will demonstrate knowledge of the use of specific materials.

Critically analyze personal work and the work of peers as it relates to individual students local situations.

Through open discussion and evaluation students will discuss their own work and the work of their peers.  Work will also be evaluated by the instructor.

Evaluation/Grading:  Grading for this course is project based and based on the following criteria:

1.      Stage worthiness, 

2.      Craftsman-like work habits and methods,

3.      Evident understanding of the materials and techniques presented.

A=Superior B=Above Average C=Average D=Below Average F=Unacceptable

There will be a final presentation of the projects completed in the course, during which time projects will be evaluated.  There is no written examination.

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