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Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Paper Puppets

This August,  Drink & Draw explores puppets! First we’ll develop characters for our puppets through a rapid fire doodle event. Then, we’ll bring these character designs to life as paper puppets.

Guest Artist: Myra Su

As one of the oldest forms of puppetry, paper and shadow puppets have delighted and entertained for hundreds of years. Myra Su will be walking us through engineering expressive paper puppets using everyday recycled materials. She will be sharing techniques from her many years as a touring puppeteer with Manual Cinema, as well as from her most recent puppet film, GOODNIGHT SHADOW, that features articulated paper doll-like puppets. Together, we’ll explore both shadow puppets that focus on expressive silhouettes as well as paper puppets with hand drawn features. 

Join us  for this fun mid-week break to build your own cast of characters for a magical at home shadow play. Need help developing a compelling character? Attend our  August 4th Drink & Draw to turn your doodles into one-of-a-kind protagonists.

Suggested Materials:

  • Floral wire, twist ties or paperclips
  • Papers or cardstock
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors and/or X-acto knives
  • Tape
  • Any drawing material (pencils, colored pencils, markers, etc.)

Optional Materials:

  • Bamboo skewers or chopsticks
  • Flashlight, desk lamp, or cell phone with a flash
  • Push pins
  • Pliers

Zoom Meeting ID: 86581833384

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL] is a low-key drop-in workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome. Each event features a guest artist and a project that uses minimal supplies. Don’t have all the materials? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

$15 Suggested Donation: Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) or donate on the website

This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.