Get in touch with your inner-child, your deepest desires, and your wild subconscious impulses through the art of puppetry! Join Spiderweb Salon for our monthly Happy Hour workshop where artists, writers, and musicians gather to share their knowledge and expertise with other inquisitive and creative minds.
This month, we invite you to come learn about the art of puppet making and performance and create your very own hand puppet with performance and puppetry artists, SarahFriday and Liz King! This workshop is for all ages and levels of experience.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP!
Bring any left over arts and crafts supplies you feel would make good hair, eyes, noses, clothing, and accessories for your puppet. We will dive into the theories of puppetry and material performance, how to make your puppet come alive, and how to build your very own hand puppet.
There will be a signup sheet after the workshop for anyone who is interested in creating their own special performance for a puppet show later in the summer!
There is a $5 cover (cash or credit) or VIP access for card-carrying Patreon members! (you can support us here at: www.patreon.com/spiderwebsalon)
MEET THE ARTISTS!
SarahFriday! Sarah is a performance artist, activist, and puppeteer whose work centers around intersectional feminist issues utilizing the body as the primary means of expression and critique. Sarah received her M.A. from the University of North Texas in 2016 with an emphasis in Performance Studies. Since then, she has expanded her performance work to include community activist work, most notably leading the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ effort to evolve their practices and policies to better serve lgbtq+ identified kids. In addition to her performance art work, Sarah currently works as an lgbtq+ consultant, adjunct professor, and jewelry artist. To check out her work visit her Instagram page @sassafras_accessories
Liz King! Liz studied Communication Studies at UNT where she fell in love with performance art. Before that, she studied The Muppet Show on her babysitter’s TV and fell in love with puppetry. She has written, directed, and even assistant directed numerous performances in her long life. Liz currently works in the nonprofit sector and when she is not creating puppet buddies she enjoys comedy writing and loitering in art museums.