These shadow puppets where made from hand dyed and glued papers and cut out from a template during a workshop at Brunswick Neighbourhood House in 2019 for the Sea is Sinking Installation. The handles are meat skewers glued with tag paper.
Home screens can be made from sheets hung in a light filled window or put the puppet in front of a lamp pointing to a wall or intense midday sun outside. Play and experiment.
Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre (1787-1851) was an exceptionally inquisitive artist as painter, set designer and photographer. To assist his set designs he invented and built dioramas and became famous for his dioramas. For his sketches to develop the dioramas and theatrical sets he used an old method of camera obscura this led him to inventing daguerreotype with fellow inventor Nicéphore Niépce ( Niepce died in 1939) and Daguerre continued to develop the medium it presented as an early form of photography on silver plate.
In today’s world a diorama is often a three-dimensional exhibit that is small in scale. Today’s dioramas provide a perfect art subject to work on with limited resources that takes time and needs your critical thinking resources.
Basic tools to create a diorama
Cardboard box any side
Paper, scape paper, old magazines, recycle gift paper, newsprint, etc any paper that folds bends and cuts