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PCA 250: Masks of Transformation (Meaden)

This LibGuide supports PCA250TH, Perspectives in the Creative Arts: Masks of Transformation taught by Professor Wendy Meaden.


minimalist black line drawing of purple comedy and tragedy masks with gold ribbonsWelcome to the lib-guide for the perspectives in the creative arts course: masks of transformation

This guide is meant to help you develop the skills and tools to accomplish your course objective and goals:

  1. To develop cognitive and affective appreciation for the process and products of artistic creation.
  2. To participate actively in the creation of an artistic product.
  3. To reflect on the nature and sources of aesthetic value.
  4. To develop habits of participation in artistic and cultural events that will lead to lifelong engagement within the creative arts.

This course will introduce the students to masking traditions, exercise their research and design skills, explore different mask building methods, and experience mask performance techniques.  Consideration will be given to understanding the creation of masks that are both appropriate to the needs of actor and character, and visually supportive of the performance genre. Students will develop creative capacities through construction of, and performance in masks. Students will gain a broader understanding and appreciation of cultural and theatrical masking through research, observation, and participation of mask activities.

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Image Credit: "Mask Carnival Venetian" by Clker-Free-Vector-Images is used under the Pixabay Free Content License.


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