When Needle Felting meets Mask-Making with Emma Knox

Who is that behind the hand-made dog mask? Emma Knox, artist and educator at the Leighton Art Centre, invites you to join her  to learn about the combined arts of mask-making and needle felted sculpture. In this workshop participants will explore the techniques of shaping wool into a 3D mask that will comfortably fit the face. Emma will lead participants in creating a mask with the appearance of a woodland creature. Participants can chose from animals that have a snout such as a dog, wolf, or a raccoon.  

This workshop is open for first-time felters as well as more experience felters who wish to broaden their experience with the medium. The minimum age required to participate in this workshop is 10 years old. Parents, please be advised that this workshop requires the use of sharp needles. Safety procedures will be reviewed and exepected to be followed by all participants during the workshop.


All supplies are included in this workshop.

Please bring a snack, water bottle and lunch for the workshop.


Single tickets are $55.

A $5.00 discount is available for high school and university students. Please email a scanned copy of your student card to workshops@leightoncentre.org to receive the code for the discount.

Did you know that as a member of the Leighton Art Centre, you can get 10% off the registration of our workshops? Visit our website by clicking here to find out more about our memberships. Please email workshops@leightoncentre.org to receive the member discount code.


Emma Knox is an emerging artist based out of Calgary.  She specialises in the design and development of technical elements of theatre, where she found her love of mask-making, costumes, make-up special effects, prop making, and scenic painting.She discovered needle felting while teaching at the Leighton Art Centre and applies it constantly to her passion of theatre.