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ADE-635 Puppets and Performing Objects: Ballet of the Hand

3 Credits

This studio course examines the role of puppetry as an educational tool, a major form in the history of art, and a unique and contemporary language of object, gesture, and story. The course considers puppetry’s unique blending of media such as painting, sculpture, costume, set, and sound design and emphasizes puppetry’s innovative combinations of multi-media and narrative effects. Student projects are based on a specific style/s of puppetry–found/performing objects, shadow figures, and rod puppets. Students apply the techniques related to each style as they expand upon their ideas about the traditional languages and materials of art.