West Coast Collaborative Puppetry Arts Conference 2017 / July 27 - 31, 2017
Workshops / Update
Workshop: The Silk Marionette ~ Exploring Ethereal Form and Gesture with Janene Ping
The 5-string Silk Marionette brings an elegance of soul expression that embraces the grace of etheric form and gesture. Please join us for this workshop where we will study archetype in fairy tale theater and craft a silk marionette using techniques of plant dying, wool sculpture and weight resist to refine the possibilities of movement for the puppet. Will will also work with performance art and set design for deepening the artistry of puppet show production. Participants are asked to identify with a fairytale character that they would like to create and to bring a drawing pad, pencils, and a sewing kit for their conference participation.
Janene Ping has been a Waldorf early childhood educator since 1992. She is the creator and artistic director of the Magical Puppet Tree Theatre supporting storytelling and puppetry arts for almost as long. ... She is a faculty member at Sophia's Hearth in New Hampshire, teaches kindergarten at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, and has led courses in puppetry arts for educators throughout the Northeast and in Europe. For more information contact .