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PRE-SCHOOL

PUPPETRY

Author of Lets Play Puppets, a series of books and CDs created to assist when teaching young children how to play their puppets, Sue weaves magic when she visits each pre-school.


Sue begins each workshop with a demonstration of different kinds of puppets and how they operate.


1. Puppet Movement Workshop (pre-school)
We provide the puppets for children to use.
Using simple songs, rhymes and stories, children are taught how to move puppets appropriately.
Feelings and senses are also included.
Children begin in a large group, then Sue works with smaller groups throughout the session.
Workshop includes glove, rod, shadow and finger puppets.


2. Puppet Making Workshop (pre-school)
Sue has devised a range of simple puppets for children to make.
Puppets include coloured shadow, rod, finger and string (marionette) puppets
List of suggested materials supplied at time of booking or we can devise puppets from materials you have on hand.

Puppet Theatre

Elaborate theatres are not necessary.
Sue shows you how to construct a simple marionette theatre and set up a glove puppet and finger puppet station. We can also give you tips on constructing shadow puppet screens.

Check this web site for information about Lets Play Puppets

STORYTELLING

3. Storytelling Workshop (pre-school)
Sue stays for the entire session and engages children in the art of storytelling.
Firstly together in a large group, Sue shares stories, then Sue works with one small group at a time. Children are gently encouraged to participate in a series of fun games and exercises devised to engender imagination, confidence and expression.

Workshop Bookings: (08) 8443 6031

YEARS: RECEPTION

PUPPETRY

Workshops begin with a demonstration of the type of puppet to be constructed.
Each class can construct a different style of puppet and work towards a puppet festival.
Lists of materials and requirements are supplied at time of booking.
Sue will pre-visit schools in the metro.area and discuss options for puppet workshops with teachers.
Duration of workshops: As requested - 90 mins. minimum for puppet making
Most workshops can be conducted in the classroom.
One class only for each workshop.


1. Studies of Asia Workshops (R-7)
Puppet making & manipulation available in any of the following:

  • Wayang Kulit (Indonesian shadow)
  • Wayang Golek (Indonesian rod)
  • Bunraku (Japanese)
  • Manipulation of our large Bunraku
  • Chinese Glove
  • Chinese Shadow
  • Chinese Mouth
  • Indian String (Kathputli)
  • Vietnamese Water
  • Korean hand/rod
  • Thai Shadow
  • Thai Rod
  • Burmese string
  • Nepalese String
  • Taiwanese Glove

 


2. Puppetry Workshop for Beginners and Beyond (R-7)
Students experience the basics or work towards a full scale production (using own ideas or on a selected theme).
Includes any or all of the following:

  • Puppet Making
  • Manipulative skills GLOVE, ROD, MOUTH, BUNRAKU, SHADOW , OBJECTS
  • Creating plays (Improvisation)
  • Writing for puppets
  • Props making
  • Working with props
  • Performance skills
  • Backstage craft



STORYTELLING

3. Storytelling Workshop (R-7)
Age appropriate strategies which encourage even the youngest participant in the oral tradition of storytelling. Stimulates imagination, participation, memory & self-esteem. Small amount of craft materials required.

Workshop Bookings: (08) 8443 6031

YEARS: 8 - 13

PUPPETRY

Sue Harris is a lecturer in World Puppetry and has a wealth of experience to share.
All puppet making workshops begin with a puppet demonstration.
Lists of materials and requirements supplied at time of booking.
Puppet making workshops can be conducted in the classroom.
Duration: as requested 90 mins. minimum for puppet making

1. Studies of Asia Workshops (8 - 13)
Puppet making & manipulation available in any of the following:

  • Wayang Kulit (Indonesian shadow)
  • Wayang Golek (Indonesian rod)
  • Bunraku (Japanese)
  • Manipulation of our large Bunraku
  • Chinese Glove
  • Chinese Shadow
  • Chinese Mouth
  • Indian String (Kathputli)
  • Vietnamese Water
  • Korean hand/rod
  • Thai Shadow
  • Thai Rod
  • Burmese string
  • Nepalese String
  • Taiwanese Glove


2. Puppetry Workshop for Beginners and Beyond (8-13)
Students experience the basics or work towards a full scale production (using own ideas or on a selected theme).
Includes any or all of the following:

  • Puppet Making
  • Manipulative skills GLOVE, ROD, MOUTH, BUNRAKU, SHADOW , OBJECTS
  • Creating plays (Improvisation)
  • Writing for puppets
  • Props making
  • Working with props
  • Performance skills
  • Backstage craft



STORYTELLING

Storytelling has the power to build bridges and break down emotional walls. Storytelling gives us a powerful medium for expression. Storytelling gives us life skills.


3. Storytelling for beginners (8-13)
A fully participatory, confidence-building workshop which stimulates imagination and includes:

  • The basics
  • How to find the right story & get started
  • Creating & learning your story
  • Storytelling games
  • Telling techniques
  • The audience

By the end of the session, participants will be able to tell a story with confidence.

4. Advanced Storytelling
Once students have begun their storytelling journey, it is time for more challenges.
Session includes using props, voice, self critique, participation stories, telling to a larger group and much more.
Participants take a closer look at different styles of stories and storytelling.

FACE PAINTING

A professional face painter, Sue has taught face painting for many years to beginners of all ages.

5. Face Painting
Learn the basics of face painting brush strokes and how to apply the base effectively.
List of requirements supplied. Builds bridges & confidence.
A great way for senior students to fund-raise.

Workshop Bookings: (08) 8443 6031

All Sue Harris Puppet Theatre workshops & shows are produced in accordance with Curriculum Standards
 


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