Sunday, January 11, 2009

Shadow Puppet & Other Workshops

We are planning two fabulous puppetmaking workshops this winter at the Hazel Green Opera House.

The first one will be  a Shadow Puppet Theater.

10 a.m.-noon (maybe longer, in which case you'll need a sack lunch) Sat. Jan. 31

Fee: Freewill donation. Preregistration appreciated by calling 608-759-4425.

Children should be old enough to have good scissors skills. We'll be cutting thin cardboard. Adult and older kid helpers are welcome. (Teachers, parents and church-school educators will find shadow puppet techniques have a lot of potential.)

Get a jumpstart on Groundhog's Day. You can make our little groundhog and his burrow, the sun, a cloud and even his shadow. ( Hmmmm.  Does a shadow puppet's shadow have a shadow...? Never mind.)

We'll have a couple of other animal characters you can make, too, or instead, such as a dinosaur or a whale for kids who are too cool for fuzzy critters.

We'll help you make your own shadow screen box to take home so that you can do your own shows. 

Most importantly, we'll take you how to use the puppets.

For information about another upcoming workshop and a very important event, please read the next two entries.

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