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Drag Heel Camp: Learn to be a KING!

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Drag Heel Camp: Learn to be a KING!
Facilitated by Mike Hawk
Saturday, May 2
4-7pm in the Gallery
$30 Member / $35 General Admission
Geared toward ages 18+*

Learn how to become a drag king in this 3 hour workshop led by Mike Hawk! Mike will give a drag 101 talk, and then you'll dive into hair, makeup, binding & packing (optional!), and an introduction to key performance elements.

This workshop takes place in the Gallery at 3S during artist Rachel Rampleman's Life is Drag exhibit -- complete with runway!

What to bring:

Clothing:

-A masculine outfit. This can be jeans and a shirt, a suit, a blazer, leggings and a vest, etc.

Makeup:- Your normal everyday foundation/primer

- Cream contour palette with 4-6 color shades

- Basic eyeshadow palette (colors plus white, and dark browns)

- Eyebrow pencils/liquid eyeliner (several in black, and one in white)

- Costume face paint (can find at Party City): if your hair color is blond, buy light brown; brown hair, buy dark brown; black hair, buy black; Redheads, buy light brown and red.

- Setting spray

Hair:

- Hairspray, gel, and (if you have long hair) bobby pins

For binding & packing (optional):

-You can either bring a binder or transtape if you have them, OR wear a tight sports bra, or bring a roll of KT tape .

- Tight shorts or an extra layer of underwear, 2 facecloths, and hair ties.

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* Drag Heel Camp is geared for ages 18+ due to to mature topics covered in the workshop, but if your teenager is interested in participating, they are welcome providing they have parental consent. Please email khiggins@3sarts.org for more info.

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Would you rather learn to be a QUEEN? We have that workshop too!

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About Mike Hawk:

Mike Hawk is a Portsmouth based drag king and host of the first and only (for now) all drag king show in NH as well as Downstairs, a monthly show for weird, crazy, campy performance art in Rollinsford, NH. Classic Mike Hawk acts include "Edward Dildohands," "Sexy Abraham Lincoln," and "Skeletor Learns the True Meaning of Christmas." A firm believer in the gender neutrality of glitter, Mike combines flamboyant flashy looks with wholesome absurdity He survives off of diet coke and validation through social media, so follow @lovemikehawk on Instagram for lots of pictures of Mike Hawk!

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About the Life is Drag exhibit in the Gallery at 3S:

3S Artspace is proud to partner with multimedia artist Rachel Rampleman. Rachel's exhibit Life is Drag in the Gallery at 3S is a collaboration with dozens of drag kings and queens (including Mike Hawk!) from all over New England . Life is Drag explores subjects like gender, artifice, and spectacle. Rachel's work captures the exuberantly bold and irrepressible personalities who revel in challenging common clichés associated with masculinity and femininity.

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Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

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