THEATRE in MINIATURE

is a series of hands-on workshops to construct miniature theatre performances based on stories, dreams, songs, or personal experiences. We will make toy theatres, scrolling crankies, shadow boxes, and scarf marionettes.

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Dates:

  • August 4th
  • September 1st
  • October 6th
  • November 3rd
  • December 1st

 

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Lisa Aimee Sturz

Workshop Fee: $75 per session/ $67.50 for Museum Members

Location: SAACA Tucson Mall, 4500 N OracleRd Suite 110, Tucson, AZ 85705.

Advance registration is required for this workshop. Space is limited. Don't delay!

Artist Led Series 2024

Toy Theatre: PART ONE

Price: $75

Theatre in Miniature

August 4th at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In the 19th century, miniature reconstructions of classical theatres were printed on paper and sold as DIY kits with cut-out figures. We will build the basic structure from a cardboard box and color classic printed designs or make our own décor to attach to the structure.

For assistance, please call 520-881-0606 ext. 105

Toy Theatre: PART TWO

Price: $75

Theatre in Miniature

September 1st at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We will build upon our structures from PART ONE and add backdrops, jointed figures, and scenic elements.

 

For assistance, please call 520-881-0606 ext. 105

The Cranky: PART THREE

Price: $75

Theatre in Miniature

October 6th at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We will create a rolling backdrop known as a “cranky” from a cardboard box. The mechanism is built with wooden dowels as long spools. Participants can choose from Tyvec fabric or rolls of butcher paper to draw, paint, or collage images that will scroll by as the handles are cranked

For assistance, please call 520-881-0606 ext. 105

Shadow Theatre: PART FOUR

Price: $75

Theatre in Miniature

November 3rd 1st at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Participants will construct a shadow theatre from a cardboard box and create jointed figures to tell a story. We will incorporate color and lighting effects.

For assistance, please call 520-881-0606 ext. 105

Scarf Marionette: PART FIVE

Price: $75

Theatre in Miniature

December 1st at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

With a scarf as the body, patterned foam as the head, and wooden controls, participants create a simple marionette figure. We will learn basic stringing and balancing and choreograph a short performance to music.

For assistance, please call 520-881-0606 ext. 105

THEATRE in MINIATURE is a series of hands-on workshops to construct miniature theatre performances based on stories, dreams, songs, or personal experiences. We will make toy theatres, scrolling crankies, shadow boxes, and scarf marionettes.