Programs - Visual Arts

Art & Science Shadow Puppet Exploration with the MOBIUS Collective – Barbara Hinton

Mobius Collective ([url=][/url]) offers a juxtaposition of low tech with high (falutin') art .. We'll use an overhead projector, hand drawings, puppets, ghetto blaster (canned sounds), scissors, paper, spoken word, a typewriter and digital imagery and projection to create an old fashioned - new ideas – shadow show. The aim is to create an intimate moment that will give the students a chance to tap into their humanity and connect to their environment and one another. The students will create an intimate site-speci?c shadow show exploring the (micro and /or macro) natural, physical world (i.e. materials will depend on season). A five minute show will be created over the course of the workshop and can be presented to others in the school or at an event, if time allows.

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Time Required:

2 hours

Material Required:

TBD (by artist at a minimal cost, or school provide)Artist provides: overhead projector, stereo & music, microphone & amp for student narrator, and some puppet props and samples.School provides: construction paper, scissors (xacto blades for high school grades), pencils, tape Equipment required: power for overhead projector, stereo and music amp, and a dry and/or covered space (indoors or out) for short performance.

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Whitehorse – will go to the communities for longer projects


September – June

Barbara Hinton

Barb Hinton is a visual artist, teacher, community arts programmer and advocate. Based out of Whitehorse, she originally hails from the Qu'appelle Valley just outside Regina, SK, and previously lived and worked in Vancouver and a slew of cities and small towns in Brazil, Uganda, and the U.S. She is inspired by the magic of the north, and the abundant connection to nature has directly influenced her work which is largely informed by a sense of place and the complex relationship of humans and their environment. Currently she is making art, teaching in the schools, and coordinating arts programs at the new Heart of Riverdale Community Centre in Whitehorse. She is working with the youth focused Whitehorse Independent Theatre, and developing art exhibits with the Southern Lakes Artist Collective, and the Mobius Collective which combines art and science. She has exhibited paintings and assemblages in the U.S. and Canada, is a painting instructor with Emily Carr University Continuing Studies, and has been a regular guest art teacher at the Cedar Walk Aboriginal School in Vancouver and the Wood Street School Experiential Science program in Whitehorse. She has a BFA, BED/Teaching Certificate, Masters in Community Development, and completed 8 courses at Emily Carr University.

Contact: 867-333.2797


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