The Arlington Center for the Arts and ACAC are teaming up to offer a free ZOOM workshop for youth and families on July 23, from 4 to 5pm. Meet puppeteer Sara Peattie and artist Kari Percival, and get started making art or a video short starring our paper puppets, Fox and Owl!
You can print out and creatively transform the Fox and Owl into your own characters. These whimsical creatures were drawn by artist Kari Percival. Take them on an adventure. Tell a story. Send a message! Maybe Fox and Owl start a campaign to save butterflies. Maybe they visit Mars, or ancient Egypt, or the Fox Library — It’s up to you!
And visit the Showcase Page to see videos made by some of your neighbors! Your short video or photos can be a part of the Fox & Owl Tiny Film & Photo Festival later this summer. Advance registration required; we will send you some stuff to do before we meet with Sara Peattie of the The Puppeteers Cooperative, who will give you one-on-one suggestions and tips on creating characters, telling stories, and building a tiny puppet theater.
Free, but Registration Required. You can register here.
You can ask questions by sending an email to: FoxandOwlArlington@gmail.com. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an older child or adult who will collaborate with them on the project. You do not have to be an Arlington Resident to participate.
Fox and Owl are part of the reimagined 2020 Fox Festival, an annual tribute to our local libraries, our animal neighbors, creativity and community! Generously supported by the Friends of the Fox Library. More information about the 2020 Fox Festival is here!