Melissa Grakowsky Shippee

February 18-20, 2022

February 18th-19th, 11am – 5pm

Mask Design Master Class


Let Melissa guide you through designing your own beaded mask using your own materials and inspiration from past projects. Construct your mask by choosing from a handful of techniques Melissa will show you over the two day workshop period. Class includes printed directions for the techniques taught.

There will be time with Melissa before and during the class to choose materials for your mask design.

No materials will be available prior to the class from Melissa except the mask base. Plan on using your own stash for the materials in the mask class.

Please NOTE: The photos shown here are masks Melissa has made. Since she will be showing us design concepts, your project is likely to look different.

Level: Advanced

Prerequisites: bead embroidery stitches Stitches used: bead embroidery stitches

Thread recommendation: none, any thread is acceptable Kit Fee: $25 per custom mask base provided by Melissa

Class cost: $140 (NVBS members via email link until June 17), $180 (open enrollment June 18). The term “members” refers to members in good standing who have become members by June 1st 2021. Sign up using link in email sent to members. If you have not received the email, contact