Pushing Boundaries: 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 for some fun with the combined arts of mask making and needle felted sculpture. In this workshop, you will explore the techniques of shaping wool into a 3D mask that will comfortably fit your face and will have you fitting in with all the other woodland creatures. Choose from among animals that have a snout such as a dog, wolf or a fox.  

Audience: This workshop is open to beginner felters, as well as more experienced felters who wish to broaden their experience with felt. The minimum age for this workshop is 10 years old. Parents, please be advised that this workshop requires the use of sharp needles. Safety procedures will be reviewed during the workshop.  

Supplies:  All supplies are included in the workshop. Please bring the following with you to the workshop: 

  • A bagged lunch and a water bottle (coffee and tea will be available). 
  • Optional: images of your snouted animal of choice to inspire you when designing your mask.  


Registration cost:  $80 plus GST & Eventbrite Fees*

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees

Registration closes on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 9 PM. 

Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre, get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Visit our website to find out more about our memberships.

For our Cancellation and Refund Policy, please visit the Workshop page on our website

Artist Biography 

Emma Knox is an emerging artist based in Calgary. She found her love of needle felting at the Leighton Art Centre and has applied it to her passion of theatre. Emma specializes 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.