This fall, I taught a mask design and mask making course at Queen’s University for the Dan School of Drama & Music. It was great. The students made the masks for the department’s production of Aristophanes’ Birds. The new version was written by Jennifer Wise and directed by Craig Walker. The students were enthusiastic and hard working and willing to put in the time it takes to make great, comfortable masks. In total, the students made 16 masks, and I made 2 masks, 2 headdresses, and 2 puppets. Here are few photos of the process and of some of the final masks (I should have taken more photos!).