Masks 4 Schools
Masks4Schools was founded in Australia by Suze Podger in 1997, soon after Suze graduated from Newcastle University with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, Diplomas in Education - Gen. Primary and Secondary Art, and a Masters in Education.
The unique combination of Masks and Teaching Resources which has hallmarked Masks4Schools is a natural combination of Suze's talents and interests. The uniqueness and success of this venture was recognised by her alma mater - Newcastle University when Suze was selected for inclusion in a special book and exhibition project - '100 Women' (2009), produced by Newcastle University to showcase the unique talents and careers of past students.
Suze has also held solo exhibitions of photographs of Masks and been interviewed on several occassions for Arts columns in print media.
The unique, niche business that Masks4Schools has become - making masks and developing relevant teaching resources (written and filmed) especially for school students, has led to Masks4Schools becoming recognised on the international stage as a reliable and inspirational source of Mask teaching supplies for Drama Teachers and schools worldwide.
Currently Masks4Schools designs and makes 3 complete sets of 10 masks for 3 different Masked performance genres - Commedia dell' Arte, Basel (Mime) Masks and Greek Tragedy Masks. 30 Masks in all. Of course Masks can be used in an infinite variety of ways and have been used in the launch of fashion brands and for any number of dramatic performances.
All of our Masks are designed and made by hand in our studios on the north coast of NSW. We develop all of our teaching resources in co-operation with specialist teachers as well as sourcing interesting and relevant material from teachers worldwide. We are committed to continuous research and development in the field of teaching Masks.
We pride ourselves on our efficient and friendly customer service and hand-make all of our high-quality products.
We have an ambition to become the quintessential mask resource centre for drama teachers worldwide.
We welcome all ideas and suggestions, desiring to offer optimum service to our customers, and premium quality products.