The Studio:
Mask Making and Design with Clelia Scala

11 November 2023
1:30–4:30 pm

All are welcome and no experience is required.

The Studio is a place to meet innovative practicing artists from Kingston and across Canada, hear about their work and artistic practice and explore a creative project together.

Join Clelia Scala for a workshop that focuses on the exploration of character creation through the design, sculpting and shaping of a Worbla half mask.

All materials are included in the workshop fee. A limited number of bursaries are available.


Clelia Scala is a visual artist whose work includes mask and puppet design, installations, collage, and illustration. Her explorations into the fantastic and uncanny stem from a lifelong engagement with tales and myths and her interest in the theme of human interaction with the natural world. As a designer and fabricator for theatre, Clelia has worked with theatre companies and institutions such as Bad New Days, Carousel Players, Geordie Theatre, Guilty by Association, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Odyssey Theatre, Suitcase in Point, Theatre Kingston, Yale University, and Zacadia Circus. Clelia’s visual art has shown in galleries in Canada and the United States and is in private collections across North America. Clelia is the recipient of the 2019 Established Artist Award for the City of St Catharines. Her work has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Kingston Arts Council, and the St Catharines Cultural Investment Program (with Puppet-A-Go-Go). She is currently working on a puppet play about eating and co-creating a mobile installation about the woodlands with artist Marney McDiarmid. Clelia teaches design in the DAN School of Drama & Music at Queen’s University.

This program is made possible by the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA) Anonymous Fund.
Portrait of Clelia Scala. Photo: Randy deKleine Stimpson

Portrait of Clelia Scala. Photo: Randy deKleine Stimpson

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