Transform everyday recycled materials into one-of-a-kind papier-mâché and mixed media puppets. Through a playful approach to exploring materials and techniques, students will imagine their own original characters and bring them to life. Teaching artist is happy to discuss curriculum extensions or tailor the project to support a particular unit of study.
Each student will create their very own hand-made puppet.
Students will gain “art engineering” and problem-solving skills
Students will experiment and explore different materials and techniques
Students will use their imaginations and make creative choices
Students will learn to work in papier-mâché and proper use and care of watercolor and paintbrushes
Students will observe the form of recycled materials and find they are full of creative possibilities
Students will be able to articulate visually and verbally their puppet’s unique character
This residency can be adapted for Kindergarten and 1st grade classes, if the teacher/student ratio in the room is 6:1
4 visits at 45 minutes each
Prep hours: 4 hours per classroom
Materials: $3 per student
Travel from Eugene
Meet the Artist
Why I teach art:
“There’s nothing better than being around students who are curious, creative, and playful. My work is to help them become more so—and to stay that way.” – Sharon Kaplan