Term: Qtr 4
Start Date: April 6, 2021
Class Meets: Tuesdays at 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
Duration: 8 Weeks
Grade Range: 1st - 3rd
Students will discover the art of crafting a cast of articulated and string puppets from a variety of materials and techniques! Puppets will begin with a base that students decorate and embellish with facial features such as googly eyes and hair, miniature costumes, and accessories. Students should be able to use scissors and a hot glue gun for this class.
Throughout the course, the instructor will also share tips and techniques for puppetry performances. At the end of each class, students will show and tell their classmates what they have crafted that week.
By the end of this course, each student should have 4-6 unique, moving and string puppets. Puppets will be kept by the instructor each week to allow glue to dry and to ensure that all puppets are present on the final day. During the final class meeting, students will showcase, from behind a curtain, a brief skit incorporating all of their puppet creations. Due to space constraints and distancing in the classroom, their audience will be limited to their teacher and classmates, but their performance will be videotaped and e-mailed to parents.
Pair this class with Creative Storytelling, Playful Puppet Workshop, or Acting- Kids Theater to encourage more creative expression and theatrical basics.
There is a $20.00 material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
Topics in this Series: Finger Puppets (Quarter 2); Hand Puppets (Quarter 3); and Moving/String Puppets (Quarter 4).