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Books & Paper P Summer Session 1

Books & Paper Summer Session 1
May 29–June 3
Johanna Winters
Puppet Theater: Paper and Shadows

This workshop is an introduction to puppetry as a bridge between performance and visual art with an emphasis on hand-driven narrative: animating stories through human gestures. Students will explore modes of making through shadow theater and marionette forms using accessible materials, including papier-mâche, wire, cut paper, and analog overhead projectors (for projecting and animating shadow puppets at large scale). For those who wish to perform their work for an audience, we’ll host a performance for the Penland community at the end of the week. All levels. Papermaking studio.

Studio artist and educator; teaching: Kansas City Art Institute (MO), Johnson County Community College (KS), Wayne State College (NE); Missouri Western State University (MO); residencies: Yaddo (NY), Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency (NY), Vermont Studio Center (VT), Arrowmont (TN); recent exhibitions and performances: Coop Gallery (Nashville), Soo Visual Arts Center (Minneapolis), Open Eye Figure Theatre (Minneapolis), Plug Projects (Kansas City, MO), Lawrence Arts Center (KS).

jojowinters.com | @unruffian

Johanna Winters, The Middle Tell (still from live performance), paper, wire, overhead projectors
Johanna Winters, The Middle Tell (still from live performance), paper, wire, overhead projectors