JULY 28th and AUGUST 12th 2018

Exploration of the Shadow:
Creating Visual Poetry and Storytelling with Light

Workshop #1: Saturday July 28, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Workshop #2: Saturday August 11, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM

Each Session is self-contained; you can take one session or both.

If you take both workshops: in Workshop #2, we will revisit some of the same exercises using new prompts and texts, and we will introduce additional methods for creating effects with light (layering and color blending, etc) and their connection to meaning. Participants can expect to work both in small groups, dyads and individually, in one or both workshops.

Workshop Fee: $40 each session; $30 or Students / Members / Seniors

The workshops will take place at Automata's performance gallery in Chinatown.

Note: Automata is air conditioned!


For further information or questions about the workshops:


CHRISTINE MARIE is an artist, inventor and director. She has taught shadow animation at Pixar and DreamWorks studios. Her work has been presented at REDCAT, the Geffen Theater, South Coast Repertory, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and other venues. She seamlessly integrates performers, objects and special effects to elicit connections with concepts, phenomenology and history in emotional and visually stimulating theatrical experiences.

Christine Marie strives to break new ground within her form while being intrinsically tied to ancient art forms and the metaphysical exploration of light. She is pioneering the use of large-scale 3D shadows by reinventing the stereoscope and casting 30’ shadows into cubic space. She studied Wayang Kulit traditional shadow puppetry in Bali and is a former 15 year member of San Francisco's ShadowLight Theater.

Christine Marie received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Puppetry, Integrated Media and Theater. She is a TED Fellow. Marie has formally received, Jukai (lay initiation) into zen buddhist practice from the San Francisco zen center.