The art of drag is a rapidly popularizing art that explores the performance of masculinity, femininity and/or other forms of gender expression. Despite its recent resurgence, due to popular media such as Rupaul’s Drag Race, Dragula, and documentaries exploring its history, it is actually an old form of art that dates back to at least the 19th century, and arguably even older. In this summer course, local Drag Queen Miss Vanity Love will welcome aspiring drag artists to join the extravaganza and fun.
What will we be doing?
The course will cover the basics of history, costume making, wig styling, make-up, character development, performance, lip synching, and it will end with a fun little photoshoot. No previous skills required! It is about setting yourself free, finding your inner diva/king/creature, and just having a whole lot of fun. Ready to prance on this runway?
This course cannot provide full makeup materials, but will provide support and discounts if participants need to purchase extra makeup. The goal of this course it to also break the myth that you need a lot of money to do drag, as drag is freer and more open.