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Fantasyscapes Workshop: Creating Rich Environments to Enhance Story Telling Using Light, Shadow and Creative Technologies

THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF Puppet Power 2018: Story | A Conference on Applied Puppetry
June 1-3, 2018 (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday)
Venue partner: University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts (2500 University Dr NW)

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Pat Tarr and Sayward Wilkinson Blanc are delighted to collaborate with Wendy Passmore-Godfrey to develop and present this workshop. The fantasyscapes and puppets that participants will create using natural and found materials with digital tools has been based on our experiences in ateliers (studios) in Loris Malaguzzi International Centre on study tours to Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Our goals in working with materials and technology has been for educators to find ways to incorporate technology in rich and meaningful ways into learning experiences for children and to provide children with opportunities to use these as part of their repertoire of languages for expression and communication. We challenge participants to use their own experiences, and collaboration with others in the workshop to create new possibilities for storytelling.


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Pat Tarr, Ph.D. is Associate Professor Emerita of Education, University of Calgary, Canada. She has been interested in the Reggio Emilia philosophy since 1990 because it challenged her to rethink her assumptions about young children and their artistic expression. Pat Tarr‘s research and publications have focused on the possibilities of the Reggio philosophy for North American art and early childhood educators, particularly in classroom environments and pedagogical documentation. She is a board member of the Calgary Reggio Network Association. Since her retirement from academia, she has been pursuing a career as fibre artist. Alex, a large puppet, oversees her studio at the Burns Visual Arts Society. He reflects the interest she has had in puppets since she was a child.

Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, BFA, founded WP Puppet Theatre Society in 1991, and is full-time Artistic/Executive Director and principal performer. Wendy has written, designed, built and performed over twenty innovative and explorative productions that have been seen by thousands of children and families in Canada and overseas. She recently received the Puppeteers of America Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin Award for Education, for her teaching through, in and about the art of puppetry in school residencies, professional development and community engagement. Wendy is the curator of the Puppet Power Conference.

Sayward Wilkinson Blanc, BFA, B.Ed is the founding educator for the Children’s Commons Ecological Society’s Nature Kindergarten, a journey that started with the Common Digs Forest School in 2014. She has been teaching for 13 years with a focus on early childhood and art education. She is also a visual artist and has been studying and following the Reggio Emilia philosophy for the past 15 years. Sayward is a board member on the Calgary Reggio Network Association.



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