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Adult Mask-Making Class with Dax Tran-Caffee – October 2011

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August 15, 2011

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Adult Mask-Making Class with Dax Tran-Caffee – October 2011

Just in Time for Halloween: Mask-Making Workshop for Adults with Dax
Sunday, October 2, 2011
9:30 am – 12:30 pm


No matter how old we are, getting dressed up for Halloween never goes out of style, especially in a city like San Francisco. That said, buying a costume at the store just isn’t as cool as actually making your own. Just in time for Halloween, the Exploratorium’s Lifelong Learning series presents a mask-making workshop with the ultra-hip Cardboard Institute of Technology artist Dax Tran-Caffee. If you’re 18 or older and interested in creating a dynamic theater mask from cardboard, this workshop is for you! The cost for the workshop is $45 for members and $65 for non-members.

Dax Tran-Caffee is a champion of cardboard, using the material in massive, dramatic creations. He’s renowned for his cardboard constructions, especially the puppets he creates (that regularly appear with the Corpus Callosum). In 2010, he created a 12-foot-tall puppet for the Museum Proper, a performance piece that was unveiled at the SubZERO Festival in San Jose, CA. He’s also worked with the Redmoon Theater in Chicago and was a member of the Blair Thomas & Co. chamber puppet theater in Chicago.

For more information, or to register for this class please call 415-561-0376 or email memberprograms@exploratorium.edu

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

Admission
$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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