Students are encouraged to bring their ideas, emotions and hidden thoughts to the development of puppet characters.
The results can be delightful dinosaurs, breathtaking butterflies or a variety of fascinating creatures.
This workshop, by artist Howard Berelson, gives participants the opportunity to create their puppet from simple materials and enter an imaginative world of movement, shape and color.
Through improvisation and puppet manipulation, students develop social, verbal and fine motor skills.
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies
|PUSH Physical Theatre Workshop|
Students are introduced to several movement theatre forms, the basics of presenting live theatre, character development and curriculum areas based on State Learning Standards.
PUSH tailors each workshop to classroom needs with topics such as bullying & conflict resolution, physical approaches to reading, math and science, diversity and relationships.
Participants employ elements of physical control and creative problem solving skills in this dynamic workshop.
|PUSH Pins Workshop|
PUSH Pins uses illustrated children’s books, physical science, weather, animals, or the concept of community as a basis for learning.
This workshop, with artists Heather and Darren Stevenson, focuses on: OBSERVATION - studying a subject; IMITATION - re-creating a demonstrated concept; and IMAGINATION - igniting personal ideas for expression.
Improvisation and choreography are explored as children develop self-awareness and confidence with movement technique, group exercises, and a short student presentation.
Each program is grade specific and, if requested, specific curriculum needs can be addressed as part of this workshop.