Shadow Camp is a series of 3 self-paced online workshops designed for kids ages 7-11. (However, the performances can be enjoyed by younger children and the activities by teens and adults.) Matt Sandbank is a nationally-touring shadow puppeteer based in Austin, TX. Each workshop features approximately 30 minutes of content that combines shadow puppet skits, artist guidance, and simple at-home activities: The Science of Shadows, Elements of Poetry, and Making Shadow Puppets. You can view whenever you want through September 1, as many times as you want.
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Hint: If your internet connection is not highspeed (e.g. Fairpoint), you may have some lag while videos are rendering. You might try clicking the link and waiting a few moments before clicking ‘play’. Also you can use the arrows to enlarge the screen.
If you make shadow puppets or perform a show, please send photos or videos that we may share on Facebook and/or website.
Funding has been provided by The Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.