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CANCELLED :: Thingamakids Summer Camp : Shadow Puppetry Week


  • NOCCS 1000 42nd Street Oakland, CA, 94608 United States (map)
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Balinese Artist I Made Moja will transport students to an immersive, collaborative storytelling environment. Through the art of shadow puppetry, students will learn how to create their own characters and collectively organize a story through story-boarding and  teamwork. Students will develop techniques in acting, sketching, and performance, as well as setting the mood with percussion instruments.

The camp will culminate in an end-of-the-week performance with the student’s collective story.

Daily Schedule and more


Register for Shadow Puppetry and other weeks below

___________Daily Activity Schedule___________

Mon, 7/09

INTRO TO PUPPETRY

Character building : use cards to create characters, sketching, students introduce characters to each other.

Puppet Making

Environment Set-up : Create a place in cabbies for puppets to ‘sleep’ when not in use.

RECESS/LUNCH

Acting and puppet movement

After care (2PM onward) structured activities combined with unstructured outdoor play.   

 

Tue, 7/10

LIGHT IN PUPPETRY

Character building : use cards to create characters, sketching, students introduce characters to each other.

Puppet Making

Research : Find other styles of puppetry, and introduce Balinese style

RECESS/LUNCH

Acting and puppet movement : With Light

After care (2PM onward)  structured activities combined with unstructured outdoor play. 

 

Wed, 7/11

PERCUSSION IN PUPPETRY

Character building : use cards to create characters, sketching, students introduce characters to each other.

Story boarding : Draw a collective story about the individual characters.

Story development : Practice acting; continue puppet development based on the story; Continue refining puppets.

 

RECESS/LUNCH

Acting and puppet movement : With Percussion

After care (2PM onward) structured activities combined with unstructured outdoor play. 

Thu, 7/12

SCENE PROJECTION

Character building : use cards to create characters, sketching, students introduce characters to each other.

Story boarding : Draw a collective story about the individual characters, using music and sound with characters.

Scene Projection : Find ‘scenes’ to project onto the canvas as the background.

 

RECESS/LUNCH

Acting and puppet movement : Percussion and projector

After care (2PM onward)  structured activities combined with unstructured outdoor play. 

 
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Fri, 7/13

STORY REVIEW AND PERFORMANCE

Character Review : Practice acting and and collectively-made story.

Sound Review : Review percussion and music elements with story.

Scene Review : Play with the projected scenes.

FINAL SHOW and RECEPTION

1 PM : Kids and parents go home*

*no after-care

 
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I Made Moja studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Denpasar, Bali, where he was trained in Western traditions and modern art forms such as graphic arts in addition to traditional Balinese painting styles.

I Made Moja

I Madé Moja comes from Batuan on the island of Bali, the leading center for fine arts and traditional watercolor painting in Indonesia. The son of a renowned artist, I Madé Budi, he has been painting for most of his life. 

Since the mid-1980s Moja‘s work has been featured in various major exhibitions, including at Jakarta, Ancol, one of Southeast Asia’s best known art centers. His work was also featured at the Southeast Asian Youth Artists’ Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the Billa Bernau Gallery in Bern, Switzerland, at the arts gallery at the University of Iowa, and at IndoArts at Fort Mason Center, Iowa. 

Moja has designed illustrations for numerous books detailing the art and culture of Bali. He has also worked extensively as a scenic painter and designer in theater productions, both in Bali and the US, including for ShadowLight Productions in San Francisco. As Art Director in such companies, Moja has created elaborate set designs and puppets for the past 20 years.