Make A Million Cats: In-school Performance Worksho...
At a Happi Holli Performance Workshop the audience makes the puppets and performs!
MILLIONS OF CATS
This is Holli’s most popular workshop. It is filled with imagination, good design, color filter paper and feathers. Hands-on puppet making workshop activities teach creative techniques, develop motor skills, language, social skills and increase confidence. Every student makes a rod puppet, performs for class enjoyment and takes their puppet home.
Holli brings all the materials needed: fabric, poster board, feathers, spangles, glue, cardboard tubes and plenty of imagination. Once built, the puppets are brought to life using creative dramatics techniques for classroom enjoyment. It’s fun for every group and everyone leaves with their magical friend.
WHAT’S BEEN SAID ABOUT OUR WORKSHOP PERFORMANCES
(Dr. D.P. Morgan, Ph.D., Director, Child Development Laboratories, UA)
“These residency activities are classic examples of interdisciplinary learning and although children find them to be very fun, they are also cognitively challenging. In addition to learning about the history of puppetry as an art form, the children solve measurement and physical knowledge problems as they create, revise, and perfect their puppets using collage, painting, paper-mache, and sillhouette-gel techniques. The collaboration among the children as they work in small groups on scripts, oral delivery, and movement activities to bring their puppets to life is intense, full of social negotiation and aimed at reaching consensus about how to work together to create a common product — the show!”