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Work with an industry professional and learn how to create your own characters and character masks fit for the stage!

Have you ever been to the theatre and wondered how the costumes have been designed to suit a character? Or wanted to have a go at designing & creating a stage set yourself?

Sign up for this 3 hour workshop with Elle Rose – set and costume designer for The Brewhouse’s Wizard of Oz & Railway Children Christmas shows and learn all the tricks of the trade.

Elle will lead you through the process of creating a character and character mask, familiarising you with the processes that all set and costume designers use. Learning how to translate initial ideas and concepts into something physical.

Take part in imaginative drawing, sculpture and creative writing exercises before designing your mask using drawing and collage techniques. Elle will also introduce you to cultural and historic uses of masks – such as Ancient Greek theatrical masks and South American carnival masks.

Then you can dive into crafting & making your mask, starting with a basic structuring technique using card. You will also learn how to to use recycled and natural materials in a professional way, using natural fibres such as straw to make tassels, and rope to create stand out facial features, before finishing things off with  traditional art equipment including oil pastels and collage materials.

Elle Rose – Set & Costume Designer
Elle is a Set & Costume Designer for theatre, film and fashion and has worked on a wide range of productions such as costume design for Ruth, St Paul’s Covent Garden, stylist for numerous films such as In2ruders, Amazon films, as well as designing the set and costume for The Brewhouse production of The Railway Children in 2019. Elle regularly works across Europe and the UK designing and collaborating in many creative roles.


All attendees will be required to complete our Youth Online Registration Form.


This event has been kindly supported by the Somerset Community Foundation.


28 November 2020 10:00AM

This is a past event

Ticket Prices

Option 1 from £16 Option 2 from £21 Option 3 from £25
Suitable for 11 - 15 years

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