Clay Finger Puppets Workshop

Artist: Pam Golden
Type: Residency
Art Form: Visual Arts
Grade Level: K-12
Scheduling Request

Demonstrating the expressive nature of clay, Pam Golden leads students in the creation of dynamic finger puppet sculptures that encourage and facilitate individual storytelling. Students will be guided to create visual textures, facial expressions, and designs on the clay’s surface.These clay puppet sculptures may have interdisciplinary connections to stories from cultures around the world, including Native American, Asian, South American, Mexican, Indian, Egyptian and more.

For a one-visit workshop, the students will use an air dry clay and press beads, feathers and shells into the sculptures as decorations. For a two-visit workshop, the finished clay puppet sculptures will be fired in Pam’s kiln. She will return with the fired pieces, and the students will paint and decorate the sculptures.

Length: 60 Minutes
Participant Limit: 25
Curriculum Connection: Sculpture, Ceramics, World Cultures

Workshop Fee: $350 for two sessions with a group

Note: It is preferable to schedule at least two workshops in a single day.

Planning Fee based on scope of residency

Material Fee: $3/student

Kiln Firing Fee: $80 (bisque and glaze firings at $40/each)

Travel Fee: based upon National Standard Mileage Rate (Business)

Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

For fired ceramics, at least two sessions needed for each group; one for sculpting and one for painting and glazing. Pam fires student work in her studio kiln and then delivers the finished pieces to the school (additional travel fee).

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