Community Event: STUDIO PRACTICE; Shadow Puppetry with Orran Scruggs

Jul 09, 2022 12:00PM—Jul 10, 2022 2:00PM

Cost Free for Members or $10

Event Contact Matthew Patterson | Email

Studio Practice is a monthly series of hands-on, practical art classes where students of all levels learn to create in varying media. This month, in coordination with the current exhibition Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick, Studio Practice presents Shadow Puppetry with Orran Scruggs. In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of creating characters, giving them movement, and telling a story through shadow puppetry.

ATTENTION: This workshop is 2 parts held on consecutive days. Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10 from 12-2 P.M. Your registration entitles you to both classes.

Part I: The class will create their characters and scenery. First by drawing and then cutting them out and adding the control sticks. Students will also cut out the box shapes and base for the shadow screen. We will also learn how to make the a two-piece puppet with movement.

Part II: The class write a short story about their characters to create a scene for the whole class to view. This may be done in groups. The class will also make additional backgrounds and items for the set (grass, trees, sun, moon, etc.).