The McHenry County College Clay Club and Student Veterans of America invite all area veterans, reservists and members of the National Guard to “Unmasked,” a mask-making workshop beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11. The event will take place in the Clay Studio, Room A145.
Participants will build their own personal masks and will receive one-one-one guidance from experienced clay arts practitioners. Participants will learn surface altering and glazing techniques to decorate the surfaces. Clay-making demonstrations and discussions will also be included.
“The creative process of mask-making gives veterans and service members a format to express themselves in a new way,” said retired Air Force technical sergeant Kati Beck, president of MCC’s chapter of Student Veterans of America. This event was inspired by a recent National Geographic article: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/healing-soldiers/index.html and the images pictured with veterans.
The event is free for veterans and includes lunch, tools and supplies. Donations to the Student Veterans of America are welcome. Space is limited. Register by April 4 in the Student Veterans Resource Center, Room C122 or in the Student Life Office, Room A252.
For more information, contact the Student Life Office at (815) 455-8550.