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FOR EDUCATORS

Open Door Designs is pleased to now be able to offer the following one-day workshops for educators. Mike Harding of Applefun Puppetry will be giving a Performance workshop. Naomi Kates of Naomi's Ark will be offering a complement to Mike's performance workshop, starting with a survey history of puppetry around the world and puppet building ideas for the classroom in the afternoon.

Puppetry for Educators: PERFORMANCE
Mike Harding, Applefun Puppetry

This class will help educators learn to become comfortable using puppets in the classroom. Mike Harding of Applefun Puppetry will share his experience and provide tips on using puppetry effectively in it's many applications. Then, in a safe environment, participants will be encouraged to try out some puppets and do a little performing.

DATE & TIME:   CHECK BACK AT THE END OF NOVEMBER FOR THE 2011 SCHEDULE
LOCATION: Open Door Designs, 1597 Dupont Street, Toronto  
COST: $180.00

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

TBA
 

Download Registration Form click here
email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below

 

Puppetry for Educators: HISTORY & APPLICATIONS
Naomi Kates, Naomi's Ark

In this workshop I will discuss puppetry and puppet craft as a historical genre, puppet as performance object, and then concentrate on its uses in education and therapy. I will identify a few pieces with their makers, and will discuss how they work as craft and how they function in societies through performance and uses in education with some notes about how puppets are used in politics, ministries and puppets in therapy.

We’ll include information on Cranky boxes, the history of Punch and Judy, scroll paintings, peepshows, play therapy, the differences and similarities between doll play and puppet play, a bit about puppet’s relationship to masks and narrated sculptures.

In the second section we will get into some real puppet making techniques for the classroom. We will concentrate on materials that can be made readily available and types of puppets that work well in class settings and for different age groups, focusing on elementary (below grade 8). It is not necessary to have any particular skills in art; just an avid interest and a need to apply it. N. Kates


DATE & TIME:   CHECK BACK AT THE END OF NOVEMBER FOR THE 2011 SCHEDULE
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Open Door Designs, 1597 Dupont Street, Toronto  
COST: $180.00

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

TBA
 

Download Registration Form click here
email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below

Puppetry for Educators: PAPIER MÂCHÉ
Kelly Kirkham, Run Rabbit Run

Through the use of common materials, participants will learn how to create their very own papier mâché hand puppet. Participants will first learn how to design and construct a puppet's head from papier-mâché for comfort and durability. Then, choosing from a selection of premade puppet heads supplied by artist Kelly Kirkham, you will learn how to paint, dress and embellish your chosen puppet in a beautiful and expressive way. Each participant leaves the workshop with two puppets, one to be finished at home and one completed by the end of the day. DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: click here


DATE & TIME:   CHECK BACK AT THE END OF NOVEMBER FOR THE 2011 SCHEDULE
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Open Door Designs, 1597 Dupont Street, Toronto  
COST: $180.00

Download Registration Form click here
email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below