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Traveling the Bridge Between Darkness and Light with James Cooper
After the major success of Introduction to Clay Puppetry and Film, James Cooper has returned to teach the mystical methods of shadow puppetry. He is offering a full course comprised of three four-week sessions that delve into the history and techniques of this timeless art.
In this course, students will examine the heart and range of the different styles, develop and construct their portable puppet stage, practice skills in constructing puppets from various materials, and design and direct a complete puppet production.
- Entire Course - Tuesdays, January 5 - March 23, 2021 (Containing three subject units)
- Session #1 - European Shadow Puppetry: January 5, 12, 19, 26
- Session #2 - Chinese Shadow Puppetry: February 2, 9, 16, 23
- Session #3 - Contemporary Shadow Puppetry: March 2, 9, 16, 23
Class Meeting Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Class Location: Art Room B
About the Instructor: Master puppeteer James T.L. Cooper, provides creative opportunities for children from 3 to 103 years young. Mr. Cooper boasts over twenty years of theatre arts and technical theater experience, fifteen plus years of professional puppet and prop design experience and more than ten years of experience in teaching and program development.
In addition to TLC Puppet Workshops, James runs The Venue on 35th; is a teaching artist with Young Audiences of Virginia and is a resident lighting designer with the Virginia Arts Festival. Mr. Cooper aims to increase children's awareness of the world around them in a creative environment while providing inspiration that lasts a lifetime.