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Puppetry Camp 2016!

June 18, 2016


puppetry camp flier 2016Puppetry Camp Summer 2016

Fridays from 10:30AM-2:30PM, from July 1st – August 5th

A six-session camp culminating in a folklore puppet show using hand and rod puppets.  In addition to the ongoing project of creating the hand and rod puppets, designing the set, and rehearsing for the show, each week children will explore a different style of puppetry by watching a short performance using the day’s style of puppetry and then creating their own puppets.  Each class will end with children using their new puppets to put on a brief performance.  Children will learn techniques for natural dying, painting, needle felting, sewing, and Celluclay modeling as well as storytelling and performance as they explore shadow puppets, finger puppets, marionettes, hand puppets, pop stick puppets, and hand and rod puppets.

Children ages 6-12 who are interested in creating their own puppets using a variety of materials and techniques and working together as a group to perform stories with the puppets.

Janis Craft and Michelle Steinglass will be leading Puppetry Camp.  They have both studied and ta
ught various styles of puppetry and are excited to combine their experience to offer this camp.  See bio’s below.

At the Little Ivy School House space on Little Pine Road in Marshall, about 7 mins from Downtown Marshall.

Tuition is $60-$120, sliding scale (with half that amount open to work/trade options), plus a materials fee of $14.  Children will also be asked to bring a kit with their own basic supplies such as scissors, paintbrushes, sketchbook, colored pencils, etc. and an optional t-shirt for tie dying on natural dye day.

**Materials fee and Tuition or Trade Agreement due on the first day of class**

Extra details:
·      Children will finish camp with 6 types of puppets and knowledge of puppetry and performance. ·      Friday, July 29th we will attend the Hobey Ford puppet show at the Mars Hill Library at 10:30AM.  Parents may work out carpools that day with the teachers and each other from the library to our class space at Little Ivy.
·      If any parent would like to learn about natural dying, we will need at least one volunteer to help on our dying day, July 8th
·      If space allows, younger siblings are welcome to participate provided the parent is willing to stay.

Registration and Questions:

To register for the class or to ask questions, please email or call 828-649-0130 by June 24th to reserve your child’s place.

Teacher Bio’s:

Michelle Steinglass has been sharing her love of art with children and adults of all ages for over 20 years.  She began teaching art classes at a studio in 1996 and went on to earn her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art.  With a focus on fiber arts and ceramics, Michelle has continued in her own artwork while teaching with Art Organizations and Schools through out the years.   She is pleased to bring her love of art to students in Madison County.

Janis Craft is a teaching artist who has been leading classes in public schools and private programs
in theatre, creative writing, literacy, puppetry, and yoga in the Asheville area, Chicago and Seattle for the past 15 years. With a BFA in Playwriting from the Theatre School of DePaul University in Chicago, Janis’ plays have been presented in theatres, schools, and festivals in the US, Canada, and France.  She is passionate about sharing her love of theatre and all forms of storytelling with students of all ages.puppetry camp flier 2016

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    June 18, 2016 9:37 pm

    looks great

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