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
Collage and Clay Puppetry
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