Day 4: Adding Up The Puppet Pieces
At the end of our third day making pieces that will be assembled into puppets for our final performance, teaching artist Heather Nielsen counted all of the paper mâché components that we have amassed with our youth participants. In total our 80 young people have used recycled cardboard, used paper bags, and cornstarch paper mâché paste to build 120 puppet pieces. The following is Heather's tally:
- Beaver Head Piece 19
- Beaver Tails 10
- Laughing Gull Puppet Bodies 10
- Laughing Gull Puppet Wings 20
- Laughing Gull Puppet Tails 12
- Fish Puppet Bodies 5
- House Puppets 7
- High Rise Puppets 3
- Tree Puppets 4
- Tree Tops 4
- Tree Leaves 2
- Dollar Signs 5
- Coins 5
- Hamburgers 5
- Wind Turbine Blades 4
- Airplane Body 1
- Airplane Wings 1
- Frames 3
Now that we have our pieces we move on to the next step tomorrow: painting!
What’s It All About?Newtown Creek Celebration: Puppet Parade and Pageant
Come and see our show!If you would like to attend our free performance. Visit our Facebook Event page by clicking here. Let us know you are coming or post an encouraging comment on our event page. We hope to see you there.
Make a Donation Today!Our crowd funding campaign is off to a great start! Thank you so much to everyone who has already contributed. We are offering lots of different perks to folks who support the project including our 2013 poster, photos of the culminating event, or a puppet from the show to take home! If you would like to make a donation, click on the widget to the right or click here. If you want to support the project but can’t make a financial contribution, there are other ways to help out!
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This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, both administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).