24 Sep 2012 WE SCRAP: Dec 1st – Finger Puppet Books
WE SCRAP! Workshops for Educators
Every first Saturday SCRAP will be holding WE SCRAP! workshops for educators presenting a creative reuse project that can be used in the classroom and uses SCRAP materials and directly ties into the curriculum. Participants will learn and create the project and then obtain a materials package to teach the project in their own classroom complete with an instruction sheet that includes a list of California Content Standards that the project fulfills.
10am to 1pm fee: $15 (for educators only)
Dec 1st – Finger Puppet Books ~ Class Full Waitlist Started
presented by Patricia Christensen
Finger puppets are fun and can be easily made with many different materials and techniques. These little puppets inspire storytelling; and dialogue seems to come naturally. After creating their own finger puppet characters, students are eager to write and decorate their creative adventures on sturdy paper. Once holes are cut, finger puppet characters poke up and come alive on the page(s) of student books. This workshop will provide opportunities to make both glued and sewn finger puppets with a variety of treasures found at SCRAP. We will also experiment with simple bookmaking techniques. Because of small items (buttons, beads, pom-poms) used to make finger puppets, they are not suitable for very young children.
Patricia Christensen is a SFUSD Visual Art Teacher with 4/5 grade classroom experience. She has taught textiles and mixed-media art making for over twenty years.