Artists in the Schools
Shining a Light on History through Shadow Puppetry

Shining a Light on History through Shadow Puppetry

Drama, English Language Arts & Social Emotional Learning

Teaching Artist: Bridget Palmer

Grades 1-8
Max. number of students per class: 35

Help your students develop a love for history as they explore the emotions sparked and actions taken by individuals in a historical period of your choice. With its play of darkness, color, and light, shadow puppetry provides a stimulating medium for the students’ self-expression, imagination, empathy, and creativity.  In this residency, students choose a historical event to dramatize and collaborate in small groups through critical thinking, improvisation, and art making to create puppets, scenery, and a script which to present. Led by Santa Rosa Children’s Theater Director, Bridget Palmer, this multi-sensory residency will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.

Bringing artists into your classroom, each of LBC’s new arts integration residencies leads your students through six interactive sessions that combine an art form and another academic content area to delve deeper into learning.


email Tracy Sawyer, Community Engagement Coordinator, or call 707.800.7529.

More Information

Residencies start at $475 and are adaptable to fit your needs. Additional fees and terms may apply.

Request a residency using the online application or printable application below.

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