Playhouse offers leather mask workshops

Jen Walton, well-known local body-painter who now works as a professional make-up artist for the film industry, will be offering leather mask workshops at 6:30 pm this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Snow King’s Playhouse. Masks can be worn at the Costume Ball, the MasqueParade or wherever you feel the need to put on a disguise.

It’s recommended to come Wednesday or Thursday to get started, as particpants may need some time on the second evening to finish it off. The workshop is free but Kicking Horse Culture (KHC) is asking for a donation for materials, approximately $25 to $50. Last year’s leather mask workshops filled up quickly; register online at

Joyce deBoer, one of the main volunteers for the MasqueParade said that all the workshops at the playhouse continue to be busy. On another note, deBoer has heard Lady Spring has undergone a complete makeover and is looking forward to her new look.

“Although over the years she has literally grown from a tiny daffodil face to a young woman of the Beatles’ era, she has decided to become her “own” woman, and join the Snow King at the festival as an equal,” said deBoer. “We are all excited to hear of her transformation and to see the Snow King and Lady Spring together this year again.”