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Yrs 4-8 3x 11/2 hour sessions Based on the ancient Japanese art of Bunraku, these puppets made simply from newspaper and masking tape (no papier mache), are easy to make and easy to use. In these workshops teachers will make a Bunraku puppet of a chosen character and explore some puppetry basics to take back to the classroom. (Puppet making workshops for children require 5 x 11/2 hr sessions with parent help and will culminate in a simple performance).

Artist Information

Juliet Cottrell - The Drama Workshop


Phone: 0274585438 or 068577173

Email: cottrells@xtra.co.nz


Workshops with teachers and children; whole school productions;
Experienced Primary Drama teacher of over 20 yrs.

Recent projects include whole school productions; story and dance performance incorporating drama, story, music and dance; film project with Tikokino school taking children back in time and involving the whole community in writing, designing, filming, acting, costuming and editing;puppet making workshops for children and teachers;
primary teacher professional development on integrating Drama in the curriculum.

Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Drama, Dance, Visual Arts

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Puppetry

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: National

Space and Resources Required: Tables, access to water and wet area for painting

Indicative Costs:

$ Relief teacher rates

Mode of Delivery: Workshop

Cultural Context: Asian


Specialises in documentary style portraits, generally community-based projects. Exhibited widely in West Auckland and Edinburgh Scotland.
Currently working on picture story project on global democracy, travelled to Argentina to photograph and interview socialist activists.
Excellent communication skills, committed to social justice.
Have experience in running workshops for children, taught darkroom stills. Still using film (anologue), no digital experience.
Work part time at Corban Estate Art Centre as exhibition assistant.
Have an HND in Photography gained in Edinburgh Scotland.
Commissioned to produce portraits most recently by Waitakere City Council.Please visit this website for more details:http://www.ceac.org.nz/exhibitions/past_exhibitions/exhibitions_2006.aspx

Programme Information


Hagley Community College, Film and English programmes St Mary's Primary - The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig also After School Programmes.Also CPIT Drama lecturing Circo Arts.

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

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