Janne Robberstad

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The snake in the grass

By spotogspindel | November 5, 2010

The Snake in the grass is a cute-weird little story of a rabbit and a snake who travel through the earth all the way to the Amazon to the snake´s home-town and back again.

My arts´n crafts teacher-students have been working very intensively on the set and costumes to the play made over this story. Very little time and very little money challenges the creativity.

Here is the set-design:

Most of the set is draped tulle-fabric. The fence and the bushes were found and re-done.

The paper-maché-carrots are super-cute! And the little rabbit seems to like them too! 🙂

Here are some of the costumes. Alligators and monkey-suits are recycled from earlier shows, but we made the hoods with ears and tails for them. The leopards we made from scratch. The king of the jungle has leopard-tights and a charity-shop sweater with a sewn-on sixpack. when he´s not on stage singing about how charming he is, he plays the piano.

In addition we made 13 snakes, (above seen attacking the bunny-girl)  one of them a Mama-snake with a big Medusa-wig. I know the photo isn´t great, but I just have to show you the sewn wig. All the little snakes on her head are stuffed and with sequin-eyes. The front of her dress is made with a snake-skin-ish-fabric second hand pants.

Next to her is her son, the garden-hose/rattlesnake-snake, which was almost three meters long.

And all this done by 9 students in pretty much five days. I think that´s pretty good!

Topics: Costumedesign, Diverse, workshops | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “The snake in the grass”

  1. Tammy McGee Says:
    November 5th, 2010 at 23:00

    love the snakey head! They sure did an awesome job in 5 days!! Hey, come by my blog and look at some little snowmen I made :o) http://www.wildgypsychronicles.blogspot.com. I am a big chicken about telling anyone about my blog(your only the second and my mom doesn’t even know.) I’m trying not to be a big wimp! LOL! :o)

  2. spotogspindel Says:
    November 5th, 2010 at 23:53

    Congratulations, Tammy!
    Don´t be shy about telling people about your blog. It´s half the fun getting feedback and support through comments from old and new friends! I promise. It´s totally worth it. And your art is so beautiful, people need to see it and be mesmerized by it!

  3. April Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 16:42

    Wonderful job for only 5 days, no matter how many people you had working on it!