Characteristics of Thai Visual Art:
For our Thai Teaching Certificate which all teachers at international schools must complete we were entertained by some puppet masters for our Art, Drama and Music module.
Thai Musical Instruments
The Puppet Show:
We watched a performance by a group of puppeteers who used what they called a “Three Person” puppet. It takes three people to control all aspects of the puppet, and the people that control the puppet move with the motions that the puppet makes. They become one being, and with their movements so fluid you soon forget about the three people behind the puppets and focus in on the motions of the puppet itself.
Their movements were so life like and it was a great demonstration of Thai puppetry. In the end it’s great to learn about the arts of different cultures, their music, their ways of life. Just another benefit of being an international educators.