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Nyssa Collins

Nyssa Collins is a Durham-based artist, musician, and teaching artist.  She has worked as a studio artist and performer with Paperhand Puppet Intervention since 2017, and has a background in classical piano.  She has led workshops in cardboard sculpting, mask-making, and shadow puppetry, and loves using art to explore stories and ideas.



Residency Ecology Illumination!

GRADES: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 

The magic of the natural world comes to life through shadow and light! Students apply ecology research to devising, creating, and performing delightful shadow puppet shows all about earth’s beautiful diversity. 3 days minimum needed for residency. Residency Lesson Plan

Max Participants: 25

Duration: Minimum 3 days needed with each class for residency project completion, 60-minute sessions

Special Requirements: Regular classroom, access to electricity

Fee: Nyssa Collins Residency Pricing  

**workshops and residencies only available during school day (no afterschool)

Workshop Science and Shadow

GRADES: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12

Illuminate your ecology textbook! Food webs, species interdependence, biomes, and biodiversity come to life in unforgettable shadow puppet shows created by students. 60 minutes. Workshop Lesson Plan

Max Participants: 25

Duration: 60 minutes

Special Requirements: Standard classroom

Fee: Nyssa Collins Workshop Pricing