The instructor gives a short lesson on color theory and how lines can create effects on a mask. Students are given an ADHK Template as their start to creating a mask, once they pass the first level, the instructor hands out other materials to layer on to the masks to give extra qualities and texture.
The instructor leads the class in a warm up that takes the students through different movement qualities. These movements are then developed through games and improvisation exploration. Once masks are introduced, games evolve into short narratives that the students start to build. If this class is followed by a mask making workshop the students will create a narrative with their own mask in a group or individual setting.
The full semester series builds the students knowledge of how to create a mask, make costumes, learn choreography & how to move with a mask on and most importantly how to work in a group. The teacher offers advice and gives critiques to push the students creativity. An important part of the series long workshops is teaching the students process and the value of process to creating something great.