Livian is putting the final forming touches on her mask. She is preparing it for the next phase which will haver her covering it in Papier-mâché.

Livian is putting the final forming touches on her mask. She is preparing it for the next phase which will haver her covering it in Papier-mâché.

The second build session for the Spring Maker In Residence program was action packed. The participants worked hard to finish making the forms of their masks using three main materials: cardboard, newsprint, and masking tape (four materials if you count a ton of staples).

Donovan is guiding MIR participants in their build. The three are working as a group on an ambitious large puppet.

Donovan is guiding MIR participants in their build. The three are working as a group on an ambitious large puppet.

During the build session it is not uncommon to hit a snag. Luckily Donovan Zimmerman, our Maker In Residence offered his advice and guidance, based on his many years of experience making the very same types of forms.

A duo of Maker In Residence makers are collaborating on this mask. They have built it from scratch using cardboard, masking tape, and newspapers.

A duo of Maker In Residence makers are collaborating on this mask. They have built it from scratch using cardboard, masking tape, and newspapers.

Thomas' mask is coming together nicely. It will be a mask of grapes.

Thomas’ mask is coming together nicely. It will be a mask of grapes.

You can't make a mask without trying it on!

You can’t make a mask without trying it on!

It was great watching the participant’s ideas come to life! Everyone worked hard to get their projects ready for the next phase: covering the entire thing in Papier-mâché! It is very exciting to know that each person is getting closer to completing their mask or puppet they created themselves.