“Stand in the Light” – Shadow Puppetry Workshop with artist Anna Sue Courtney

Join us for a puppetry arts workshop with WMA exhibiting artist Anna Sue Courtney during First Saturday Family Day. Participants will practice making shadow gestures that will inform the drawing and construction of their own “activist” puppet character. Guests will then lift their voices to create a shadow play for that day.

The workshop will be inspired by the silhouette-style shadow characters in Courtney’s gallery installation Stand in the Light, which was created from drawings inspired by the documentary photos and films of the 1963 Birmingham Children’s March.

Two sessions: 
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.


Jan 05 2019


11:00 AM - 02:00 PM




Wiregrass Museum of Art
Dothan, AL


Wiregrass Museum of Art

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Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.