Puppets and Community

HNR 340 - Puppets and Community

MySlice Info:

Term: Spring 2016
Class #: 34006
Section: M007
Credits: 3

Geoffrey Navias

Counts toward:
HNR Hum, Collaboration

Course Time(s):
TH 2:00 - 4:45 pm


Course Description:

Puppets and Community is an active hands-on course that explores the role of art in the formation of community in human societies. This grassroots approach involves SU students with the internationally famous Open Hand Theater. Students will design, build and operate giant puppets. This year’s collaborative project entails working with the 3rd grade of an inner city elementary school in the creation of a large-scale puppetry pageant. This class seeks to involve students from a wide range of disciplines. The willingness to experiment, be creative, and be involved are important attributes. Aspects of arts in education and professionally working with children and creativity, will be explored. The Soling Program is a team-based collaborative, problem-based learning environment that emphasizes active learning. The program prepares undergraduates for both advanced study and future employment by encouraging them to develop problem solving, conflict resolution, presentation, and technical skills while working on a project for the University and the local community.