Woodcarving and Mask Making, Beginning

Summer 2014 quarter (Session I)

Taught by

3D studio art

Evergreen Faculty Joe Tougas and Makah master carver Alex McCarty will lead this first in a two course series on wooden mask carving, focusing on the local cultural perspectives of mask making.  Students will explore regional Northwest Native styles and form-line design, and masks from other world traditions as inspiration to their own mask concepts and designs. Students will carve their own masks, each one unique to the individual's identity, culture and/or personal creative expression, using both contemporary and traditional Northwest coast carving tools. This first course in the series will include developing original designs and basic mask carving skills.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

Visual arts, culture studies, Native American studies

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Weekend

Advertised schedule:
 June 27  (Friday class only) 6pm-9pm
 July 11,12, 13 (1st Intensive Weekend class)   Fri. 6pm; Sat. and Sun. 9am-4pm
 July 18, 19, 20 (2nd Intensive Weekend class) Fri. 6pm; Sat. and Sun.  9am-4pm  


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.

Required Fees

$60 for carving materials and supplies for masks

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 10


Course Reference Number

First Session (4 credits): 40143

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