LIGHT AND NARRATIVE: SHADOW PUPPETRY WITH STACEY HOLLOWAY
Light can change our understanding of a form. Highlights and shadows are produced whenever light is applied to a three-dimensional surface, and these variations, or values, become our primary means of perceiving space. Not only can it alter a three-dimensional form, but light can even become a sculptural medium itself.
Puppetry can take many forms, but all share the process of animating objects. There are many different forms of puppetry (around since 3000 BC) within different cultures that take place in a variety of environments. Within these environments, a scenic design is usually constructed to aid in the storytelling.
In this workshop, students will experiment with creating a narrative through the use of simple materials, light, and shadow. Each will create their own individual shadow puppet character(s) with one or more moving components. Working in small groups, students will then create a set design and a narrative with the individual characters.
Saturday, September 24. $95, supplies needed, lunch provided!