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Case Study: Puppetry

In this 8-Lesson Unit, Belinda and her class explore facial features and draw imaginary portraits, invent characters to explore emotions and then create paper clay puppet heads and learn about constructing cardboard bodies and paper relief clothing.

Students learn about character development and portraiture through puppetry.

Lesson 1: Exploring Facial Features and Drawing an Imaginary Portrait

Lesson 2: Drawing Expressions

Lesson 3: Making Paper and Clay Puppet Heads

Lesson 4: Finishing Paper and Clay Puppet Heads on Armature

Lesson 5: Exploring Cardboard Construction Techniques

Lesson 6: Constructing Puppet Bodies with Cardboard

Lesson 7: Exploring Paper Relief

Lesson 8: Puppet Paper Relief Clothing


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