We are visual artists, puppeteers and teaching artists. For nearly 10 years Julie and Gustavo has been designing and teaching innovative workshops and residencies in public schools, community centers, social service organizations, cities, nonprofit organizations and corporations.
In general, our workshops and residencies fall into the following categories:
CULTURE AND TRADITION
ART AND ENVIRONMENT
We have experience and skill in a wide variety of artistic and educational experiences, and can custom design a workshop or longer residency that fits exactly what you are looking for.
Contact us to talk about your ideas! Or, learn more about our residencies here!
Artist-in-Residence Site: North Park Elementary
5575 Fillmore St NE, Fridley (Con. Dist. 5)
Collaborating Teacher: Scott Larson
Teaching Artist: Gustavo Boada
Art form: Mask-making, Puppetry
Students will develop an understanding of puppetry and mask-making by designing and creating their own masks inspired by animals of Africa. They will learn about visual art elements of design (shape, form, line, texture, and color) through the process of papier-mâché. For more pictures: http://animoto.com/play/1Ty8OmmVUTZqyigWpo0b2w
“End product was amazing. Students were very enthusiastic about projected and were excited to show project others. Students were very helpful to each other.” – Scott Larson, Teacher.
“The most successful part of this residency has been the participation and communication among students due to the fact that the process (tearing the paper into pieces and put glue paste on paper) creates a psychomotor routine that allows the distension and the class becomes a atmosphere of confidence. In the first class, had two groups with different ages, levels of interest and demand, although the interaction between the two groups is indirect, however resulted in a decrease in the average attention time.” – Gustavo Boada, Artist.
Artistic Residency at Madison Elementary in Winona