Students will use a portable press to roll out pictures and explore the colorful world of prints and printmaking. Participants will explore four different methods:
Monotype: textured painting on glass plates that students will put through the press
Relief Printmaking: Styrofoam trays become printing plates and reverse prints are made either with the press or hand rubbing
Collograph: Both relief printmaking and Intaglio will be examined in this class as students build a plate
Gyotaku: The ancient Japanese art of “fish printing” will be discussed and then practiced. Students will select a Japanese character representing “love”, “luck” or “good fortune” to place a final signature on their print
The history and cultural aspects of printmaking will also be explored.
Grades 4-12 & Adult
|Puppetry or Maskmaking|
Puppets and masks have historically been used to create the “other voice.”
Students will enter an imaginative world of personal discovery to create complex masks or puppets in these hands-on workshops.
Comprehensive, 5-10 day residencies are conducted by artist Howard Berelson, with the collaboration of teachers.
Maskmaking will incorporate the historical and social context of masks, and allow students to express feelings, thoughts and ideas through the masks they create.
Puppetry will have students developing characters, understanding how to manipulate puppets and building fully articulated puppets that may be used in a classroom presentation.
Less intensive 2-3 day residencies are also available, as are workshops for younger grades using less complex materials and concepts to build a simple puppet or mask.
Grades 4-12 & Adult
Curriculum Connections: Conflict Resolution, Social Studies & Theater Arts
|PUSH Physical Theatre|
This national company’s unique art form opens the door to a new world of expression. Varying in length from three to twenty sessions, residencies usually begin with a PUSH performance and end with a culminating event that showcases students’ work.
PUSH residencies are created in collaboration with teachers to provide physical theatre workshops that support and expand students’ current curriculum.
Some examples of residency workshops are:
Physical Theatre Workshop - introduces the physical controls of several movement theatre forms, while exploring characterization and the basics of presenting live theatre.
Physical Sciences Workshop - facilitates a deeper internal understanding of the Physical Sciences as students both analyze and synthesize topics such as simple machines, transfer of weight, magnetism, and energy through physical movement and discussion.
Movement In Literature Workshop – guides developing imaginations by listening to and analyzing children’s literature and responding to it with physical expression. Individual physical interpretation of the text opens young imaginations to the endless possibilities of word pictures that turn into movement.