Woodcarving and Mask Making, Intermediate

Summer 2014 quarter

Taught by


successful completion of Woodcarving and Mask Making, Beginning offered in the first summer session or some background in woodcarving

Evergreen Faculty Joe Tougas and Makah master carver Alex McCarty will lead this second 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 second course in the series will focus on more advanced carving and finishing skills. It is expected that people who enroll for this second course will either have taken the first course or have some background in woodcarving.  Students who have questions about the preparation needed to be successful in this second course are encouraged to contact the faculty before enrolling.  

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:
 August 1  (Friday class only)  6pm-9pm
 August 8, 9, 10 (1st Intensive Weekend class)      Fri. 6pm; Sat. and Sun. 9am-4pm
 August 15, 16,17 (2nd Intensive Weekend class)   Fri. 6pm; Sat. and Sun. 9am-4pm

Final Schedule and Room Assignment


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning

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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

Second Session (4 credits): 40144

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