Monday, May 25, 2020

Project #29 - Hinged Puppets

Materials - Cardboard, pen or pencil, scissors, needle and thread, colorful paper and/or other collage items.
1.  Draw an "exploded" view of a figure of a person, or any type of imaginative character.
2.  Cut the pieces out.
3.  Sew the parts together by poking a threaded needle through the two cardboard pieces you are joining, tying a knot, then trimming.
4.  Decorate with colored paper, collages items, drawing, or any other idea that you like.

Inspiration - Annie Katsura Rollins is a Chinese-Japanese-American who was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After studying Theater Arts in college, Annie spent some time traveling in China to study the ancient traditions of shadow puppetry. She spent time in small villages where the whole community gathered to create and enjoy storytelling through elaborate shadow theater productions. Now Annie lives in Montreal, Canada where she works creating shadow puppets and theaters. She also works to educate people about the history and beauty of the Chinese traditions of this art form. You can find out more at her website:

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