Hey, speaking of puppet type arts, at Toledo School for the Arts right now,
we've had a pair of resident artists all week working with the students on a
giant "procession" puppet workshop! It's been really amazingly cool to see
the kids learning this fascinating process. Hopefully there will be
pictures posted on our website, www.ts4arts.org , when they update it in
January. Also, here is Alex and Sophia's (the "puppet people" as we've been
calling them) website - http://www.superiorconcept.org/ ; they've worked and
done workshops all over the US and in Europe. Check it out if you're at all
interested in puppetry - very cool!
-Lydia in Toledo
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To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 4:58 PM
Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] Marionettes and more - see Puppet Universe
> oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh (think Horschack on Welcome Back Kotter), ask me,
> me. I teach puppetry on the high school level. I do big mouth puppets
> Sesame street), shadow puppets, handpuppets (think Punch and Judy) and
> Marionettes with my high school students. (as an aside to Judy, I am "up
> here" with making puppets with my kids, so I haven't been able to get it
> together enough to send you pictures/lesson plans..however, I did present
> the NJ Art Educators conference). My puppet club is busy this month, doing
> holiday shows for children and senior citizens. This course was an
> of my working puppetry into my Gifted and Talented classes for over 20
> years. When they eliminated Gifted and Talented from the high school, out
> shook a class called Puppetry, and I haven't looked back since. (this is
> 3rd year). We compete with our puppets at our local Teen Arts Festival in
> the drama section, and have advanced each time from the local level to the
> state level. Students and teachers alike are staying afterschool this week
> to make puppets as holiday gifts as well. Gotta tell you, life is sweet!
> San D
> If I were still teaching, I would probably purchase a marionette from
> this site to figure out how it is made......
> I can see all sorts of lesson ideas.....
> Judy Decker
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