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DRAG 101: HISTORY, INSPIRATION & MAKEUP DEMO
Tuesday, November 26, 7:30. KIAC Ballroom/Dënäkär Zho.
Join KIAC artist in residence Kai Bryan aka \garbagefile for a fun and fabulous romp through the art of drag and some wicked makeup demos. Ask and discuss a few key questions, like:
- What is drag, anyways?
- What do we mean by “gender impersonation”?
- What different styles of drag are there?
- Can anyone do drag?
And most importantly…
- How do I get rid of these pesky eyebrows???
This three-hour session will take a speed-run through past and current trends in drag, but primarily focus on drag makeup. Backslash will demonstrate a variety of skills including foundation, contouring, and how to make your eyebrows disappear! You will learn a simple way to design and test makeup looks on paper. Watch in amazement as you learn to craft all new lips, noses, cheeks, and eyes with nothing but makeup and a couple false lashes.
This workshop is perfect for beginner drag and makeup artists, burlesque and theatrical performers.
Free, limited to 8 participants. Please register in advance by e-mailing email@example.com or call 993-5005.
While everyone is welcome, we especially encourage 2SLGBTQIA+ folks to sign up early!
Kai Bryan \garbagefile
\garbagefile is a drag artist based in St. John’s Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland). Their drag style lies at the intersection of fun, fabulous, and freaky, and often ventures towards the worlds of cosplay and special effects. Backslash has performed with drag stars including Miz Cracker (Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 10) and Hollow Eve (Dragula Season 3) and won third place in Atlantic Drag Star 2019. They are a member of St. John’s weirdest drag collective the Phlegm Fatales.
Follow their antics online at @backslash.garbagefile