Tetley Workshop – Dancing Stick People

Commissioned Work, Community, The Tetley, Workshops

This workshop was in response to Simeon Barclay: Bus2Move, which is the current exhibition at The Tetley. The exhibition explores the relationships between performance, installation, costume display, stage design, sculpture and props.

For my workshop the idea was to make stick people out of pipe cleaners, straws and beads, so that they were movable. Using a light to create shadow, you can trace their movements as you bend, and manipulate their position.
It was a therapeutic workshop, and adults and children alike told me that creating their stick people was calming and it was nice to sit down and do something relaxing with their family.

           

A selection of the dancing stick people: