Nancy McColl, B.A. Drama, B.Ed.

About: Nancy McColl, B.A. Drama, B.Ed.

Nancy McColl, B.A. Drama, B.Ed.

Nancy McColl is an Ontario Certified (drama) teacher and has taught 3 years with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. She has worked in stage performance and production in the alternative theatre scene in Toronto. Nancy studied traditional clown and mask-making in Bali Indonesia with the University of Berkley.  She also studied clown and mask-making with Richard Pochinko, who was a great innovator and taught many years at the Theatre Resource Centre in Toronto.  Nancy is a watercolour painter and is currently studying Japanese calligraphy.

Courses

Exploring Personal Mythology through Mask

Monday 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
October 20th to November 10
All Materials Included

An introductory mask workshop dedicated to advance the development of personal creativity through exploration of universal archetypes. Rather than a theatre performance, this practical hands on class is intended to help the student jump-start their own individual creative process. This work is highly transferable to a broad range of creative disciplines such as visual arts, dance, sculpture and writing. The class is open to anyone with a genuine interest in mask exploration. No previous formal theatre training is required. This class charts emotional landscapes. Students should be comfortable with using an intuitive approach. Please bring to class an openness of mind and a sense of adventure. Students will be working in clay. It is recommended to wear fun, comfortable and appropriate clothing.


Creative Movement and Mask for Children (Ages 8-12)

This fun class will explore your favorite super hero. Using clay and other multi media students through creative process and play will create and discover their own individual mask character. Students will use colour, sound, movement and and drama games to explore further possibilities with their mask. This class is suitable for any child expressing a genuine interest in mask and drama. Students will be working with glue, paints and clay. It is recommended to wear fun comfortable and appropriate clothing. A snack break is included for this class.