That Object Has Legs!

This week, we'll transform found materials into creatures that have their own personalities! Basing ourselves in the Bunraku and rod puppet traditions, we will develop and fabricate constructed figures that convey unique characters. These imagination-driven, movement-based works of art will be made using wide-ranging materials such as textiles, paper, found objects and wood. Our time together will alternate building and performing activities, using different technical applications and improvisation methods to bring our figures to life. Bring your interest in performance, your careful observation skills, and serious creative energy to make a unique character from nothing!**Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-Up are available to extend the day from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. $35/week for either morning or afternoon, $65/week for both.

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Lesson Info
Monday through Friday, July 16-20 9:30am to 3:30pm, Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge
Summer Camp (Ages 11-14)
Serra Hirsch
First Lesson
Mon, Jul 16 2018

Campers at this age bring a growing independence and ability to handle more complex ideas and art processes, as well strong awareness of real-world issues. We introduce campers directly to the creative practice of working artists and give them the tools to lead their own discovery. Projects are often sustained throughout the week and campers and encouraged to explore on their own as well as in collaborative partnerships.

What does the week look like?
  • A lead artist-teacher and assistant guide the activities throughout the day.
  • A visiting artist comes in to offer a different outlook and media for 2 afternoons, Mondays and Wednesdays (unless noted).
  • Break for lunch and outdoor free time is between 12-1
  • The week ends with an art show with family and friends.