Puppetry and Storytelling Workshops
as an aid to teaching
Language Arts Visual Arts Nature Studies
Geography History Body & Spatial Awareness Team Learning
Workshops include but are not limited to:
I. Fabulous Fables: Lessons from the Animal World
A workshop or residency using shadow theatre and story creation techniques to involve children in a multi-disciplinary approach to nature, geography and language arts. May combine with folktales to complement the third grade curriculum standard. All ages.
III. The Physics of Movement
Exploring concepts intuitively and experientially using simple marionettes helps children understand certain basics of physics: Balance, Leverage, Simple Machines, among others. Recommended for ages nine and up. Making marionettes is a separate workshop.
V. Make a Mask and Move!
By donning masks they make, children discover the way their bodies move in space as a new self emerges. Ages 8 and up.
SPECIAL FOR TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS:
Requirements: Each group of 10 children to be accompanied by at least one adult, not including workshop leader. Younger children may need help using scissors. Materials fee vary from .50 to $5.00 per child.
Workshops may vary in length, depending upon the specific needs of the school. Physics of Movement and Make a Mask require more time.
Purple Rock Productions is listed with the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.
Home: www.purplerock.org Phone: (860) 528-6892
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