Featured cardboard artist Dax Tran-Caffee led a mask-making workshop today with the HS explainer group. Along with fellow costume makers Alana and JD, Dax showed some of his work, taught the explainers the basics of how to build a mask foundation and then let them construct their own masterpieces using the incredible medium of cardboard.
The explainers made a wide array of masks including video game characters, pirate chickens, a basketball hoop and even a Groucho Marx inspired elephant. Although we all suffered through the burns of hot glue on or fingers, the final products were amazing and well worth the blisters.
Dax and crew will be back to show off their large-scale puppets and give an interview with Dale Dougherty from MAKE magazine next Saturday for Open MAKE: cardboard.