Shadow Puppets
Professor Kim V Morin
2010
1Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
What is a Shadow Puppet?
• One of the oldest forms of puppetry
• Scholars guess that cavemen used shadows around
the fire ...
What is a Shadow Puppet?
• Here’s another example!
• What a Wonderful World performed by
Raymond Crowe
• http://www.youtub...
Traditional Shadow Puppets
• Shadow Puppets have evolved from shadows on
the wall
• Flat figures held up and controlled by...
Why Use Shadow Puppets with
Kids?
• Great Range of Visual Effects
• Lower Cost / Simple Materials
• Easier manipulation
o ...
You can Even Use Your Whole
Body!
• Pilobulus (from the Oscars)
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiX-DW8Qk4w&feature=relat...
Making Shadow Puppets
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPRjIIQsS
• From “Weekend Projects”
7Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
Making Shadow
Puppets from
Gesture Drawings
• The implication of
motion in a shape
• Quick sketch
used to capture
the move...
Keith Haring - Artist
Ohne Titel 9Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
Keith Haring - Artist
Untitled
http://www.haringkids.com/master_art_flip.htm 10Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
Your Turn! “Action Drawing”
1.Practice drawing lines.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQlIk2kxDb8&NR=1
– Draw “quick sketch...
Look at the Basic Lines
12Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
More ideas!
13Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
Draw your “Gesture” Puppet
• You will need:
o 1 sheet white paper or tagboard
o Pencil, crayon, or marker for drawing
o 1 ...
Draw your “Gesture” Puppet
• Draw “stick” action figure on white paper.
o Figure must touch three sides of the paper!
• Us...
A Shadow Puppet with
Proportions
• Art Is.. Videos
• Episode 4 Part 1- Proportions of the Body
• Episode 4 Part 2
• Episod...
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  • Shadow puppets drama 136

    1. 1. Shadow Puppets Professor Kim V Morin 2010 1Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    2. 2. What is a Shadow Puppet? • One of the oldest forms of puppetry • Scholars guess that cavemen used shadows around the fire to tell stories of the hunt and make them more exciting! • Hand Shadows • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOZyMGPMPVU&feature=related 2Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    3. 3. What is a Shadow Puppet? • Here’s another example! • What a Wonderful World performed by Raymond Crowe • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW-3KwXpkkM&feature=related 3Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    4. 4. Traditional Shadow Puppets • Shadow Puppets have evolved from shadows on the wall • Flat figures held up and controlled by thin rods or sticks. • Tiny cut-out shapes let bits of light through. • Richard Bradshaw: Shadow Puppeteer • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNsJ6kDVbfk&feature=related 4Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    5. 5. Why Use Shadow Puppets with Kids? • Great Range of Visual Effects • Lower Cost / Simple Materials • Easier manipulation o No arms held high for long periods of time! • Less construction time  Just draw and cut out! • Where The Wild Things Are • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF-G0zvYOLU 5Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    6. 6. You can Even Use Your Whole Body! • Pilobulus (from the Oscars) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiX-DW8Qk4w&feature=related 6Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    7. 7. Making Shadow Puppets • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPRjIIQsS • From “Weekend Projects” 7Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    8. 8. Making Shadow Puppets from Gesture Drawings • The implication of motion in a shape • Quick sketch used to capture the movement or position of a figure. This quick drawing captures the energy and movement of the subject. It does not necessarily have to be realistic. 8Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    9. 9. Keith Haring - Artist Ohne Titel 9Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    10. 10. Keith Haring - Artist Untitled http://www.haringkids.com/master_art_flip.htm 10Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    11. 11. Your Turn! “Action Drawing” 1.Practice drawing lines. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQlIk2kxDb8&NR=1 – Draw “quick sketches” on paper – Fold paper into 6 rectangles – Draw 6 figures in “action” – Look at the following images for ideas 11Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    12. 12. Look at the Basic Lines 12Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    13. 13. More ideas! 13Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    14. 14. Draw your “Gesture” Puppet • You will need: o 1 sheet white paper or tagboard o Pencil, crayon, or marker for drawing o 1 sheet colored paper (black or dark) o Scissors, glue o Stick (pencil, chopstick, etc) o Tape 14Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    15. 15. Draw your “Gesture” Puppet • Draw “stick” action figure on white paper. o Figure must touch three sides of the paper! • Use pencil or marker to “fill out” stick figure by drawing circles or swirls. • Cut out figure. • Glue figure to black or dark paper and cut out again • Attach stick with tape 15Copyright© Kim Morin 2010
    16. 16. A Shadow Puppet with Proportions • Art Is.. Videos • Episode 4 Part 1- Proportions of the Body • Episode 4 Part 2 • Episode 4 Part 3 • More Advanced Techniques at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsKGCuwJDUI&feature= 16Copyright© Kim Morin 2010

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