Monday, April 30, 2012

My first school residency!

I just finished the first two weeks of a four-week elementary school residency--my first teaching artist experience through Young Audiences. My residency is called "Folk Song Puppet Show," so each class is learning an old animal folk song, creating elaborate sock puppets of the song's characters, and performing for other classes on the final day. I'm working with 10 Pre-K through 3rd grade classes at Vernon Elementary, visiting each group three times. The first two weeks were a blast! The students created hilarious, expressive, beautiful puppets and put so much energy into singing and performing the songs. I'm posting a few pictures of the puppets here, but you can find a full photo album on my Facebook page.

 Mrs. Fox from "The Fox"

 Little Fox & Farmer John from "The Fox"

Tomcat from "Froggie Went A'Courtin'"

1 comment:

  1. HI Andy,

    These are so lively and vivid. It gives me a tiny picture of the vibrancy of the residency itself!

    Love you,