WORKSHOPS

We offer a  selection of puppetry classes for a wide variety of age groups in the areas of:

 

Shadow Puppetry - Table Top Puppetry - Hand Puppetry - Glove Puppetry - Storytelling - Creative Writing

and Object Puppetry

 

GRADESCHOOL

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Beginning Shadow Puppetry

It's A Snap!

Level: Beginner

Ages: K-5th grade

Duration: 45 min-1 hr

In this workshop participants will cut out and construct their own shadow puppet from a printed pattern using brads and rods attached to moving parts.

Found Object Puppet Building

Look What I Found!

Level: Beginner

Ages: K-5th grade

Duration: 1.5 hours

This class teaches participants how to find the extraordinary in every day life. They will get the opportunity to create their own puppet from unusual objects and bring out their puppet’s unique personality.

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Sock Puppet Basics

Sock it to em!

Level: Beginner

Ages: 1st-5th grade

Duration: 3 hours

Workshop participants will design and build their own sock puppet creation and then practice lip-synching, eye focus, character and movement.

Sock Puppet Construction

Rearranging the Sock Drawer

Level: Beginner

Ages: 1st-5th grade

Duration: 1.5 hours

Participants will get to design and build their own sock puppet using a wide variety of unique and exciting materials.

Shadow Puppet Building

Page to Stage (Gradeschool)

Level: Beginner

Ages:  1st-5th grade

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

Participants will choose a puppet to construct and assemble from several printed patterns and have the opportunity to experiment and perform a short skit with their new shadow puppet.

Shadow Puppet Building

Fantastic Puppets and How to Build Them (Gradeschool)

Level: Beginner

Ages:  1st-5th grade

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

Do you have a fantastic beast living under your bed? You don’t! Well, we can fix that. Participants will design and build their very own beastly paper puppets guided by the talented staff of Sea Beast Puppet Company  This craft is great for kids ages 6-12 as well as Wizards, Witches, Warlocks, Muggles, No-Majs, and pretty much anyone else.

Overhead Projector Shadow Puppet Building

Project Yourself (Gradeschool)

Level: Beginner

Ages: 1st-5th grade

Duration: 3 hours

Participants will be learning how to use overhead projectors to create shadow puppetry by building specialized slides and experimenting with different materials and shadow techniques. They will also have the opportunity to perform short skits at the end of class

Glove Puppet Construction

Taking off the gloves (Gradeschool)

Level: Intermediate

Ages: 4th-5th grade

Duration: 3 hours

Participants will design and construct a simple glove puppet and have the opportunity to explore manipulation through movement and character.

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Glove Puppet Manipulation

Give 'em a wave (Gradeschool)

Level: Beginner

Ages: 3rd-5th grade

Duration: 1 hour

This workshop teaches the basics of glove puppetry including manipulation and eye focus using a variety of fun prompts and techniques.

Beginning Tabletop Puppet Performance

1, 2, Step! (Gradeschool)

Level: Beginner

Ages:  1st-5th grade

Duration: 45 min-1 hour

Participants will learn the basics of manipulating a table top puppet through dance and puppet “yoga” among other fun movement exercises.

Tabletop Puppet Building

Putting it all together (Gradeschool)

Level: Beginner

Ages:  3rd-5th grade

Duration: 3 hours

In this workshop, participants will learn how to build a simple table top puppet using newspaper, tape and string and learn the basics of table top manipulation through dance, puppet “yoga” and performing short scenes.

Creative Writing

I Wonder... (Gradeschool)

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Ages: 4th-5th grade

Duration: 1.5 hours

This workshop uses a variety of games and techniques designed to get the creative juices flowing and get participants well on their way to writing their own original puppet script.

YOUNG ADULT

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Page to Stage (Young Adult)

Shadow Puppet Building

Participants will choose a puppet to construct and assemble from several printed patterns and have the opportunity to experiment and perform a short skit with their new shadow puppet.

Level: Beginner

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

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Fantastic Puppets and How to Build Them (Young Adult)

Shadow Puppet Building

Do you have a fantastic beast living under your bed? You don’t! Well, we can fix that. Participants will design and build their very own beastly paper puppets guided by the talented staff of Sea Beast Puppet Company  This craft is great for kids ages 6-12 as well as Wizards, Witches, Warlocks, Muggles, No-Majs, and pretty much anyone else.

Level: Beginner

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

Project Yourself (Young Adult)

Overhead Projector Shadow Puppet Building

Participants will be learning how to use overhead projectors to create shadow puppetry by building specialized slides and experimenting with different materials and shadow techniques. They will also have the opportunity to perform short skits at the end of class

Level: Beginner

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Duration: 3 hours

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Taking off the gloves (Young Adult)

Glove Puppet Construction

Participants will design and construct a simple glove puppet and have the opportunity to explore manipulation through movement and character.

Level: Intermediate

Ages: 6th-8th grade (sewing skills recommended)

Duration: 3 hours

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Give 'em a wave (Young Adult)

Glove Puppet Manipulation

This workshop teaches the basics of glove puppetry including manipulation and eye focus using a variety of fun prompts and techniques.

Level: Beginner

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Duration: 1 hour

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1, 2, Step! (Young Adult)

Beginning Tabletop Performance

Participants will learn the basics of manipulating a table top puppet through dance and puppet “yoga” among other fun movement exercises.

Level: Beginner

Ages:  6th-8th grade

Duration: 45 min-1 hour

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Putting it all together (Young Adult)

Tabletop Puppet Building

In this workshop, participants will learn how to build a simple table top puppet using newspaper, tape and string and learn the basics of table top manipulation through dance, puppet “yoga” and performing short scenes.

Level: Beginner

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Duration: 3 hours

I Wonder...(Young Adult)

Creative Writing

This workshop uses a variety of games and techniques designed to get the creative juices flowing and get participants well on their way to writing their own original puppet script.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Once Upon Imagination (Young Adult)

Original Storytelling

In this workshop participants will learn ways to hone and develop their storytelling skills using a variety of games, tips, tricks and techniques. They will also have a chance to pick a well-known tale and make their very own short performance at the end of class.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Duration: 3 hours

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How Did They Do That? (Young Adult)

Mouth Puppet (Muppet) style performance 101

In this fun class participants will be taught the basics of hand puppetry, or “Muppet-style” puppetry. Using basic puppets to learn proper lip-synching techniques as well as eye focus, this class utilizes music and games to hone these important skills.

Level: Beginner

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Duration: 45 min-1 hour

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I'm Ready for My Closeup (Young Adult)

Television Puppetry

This class begins with the basics of puppet manipulation for the camera including lip-synching, eye focus, character and movement just using a basic puppet. Later, the class advances to working with actual foam and fleece character puppets to refine skills and create original skits.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Duration: 8-16 hours, spread out over several sessions

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Hit Your Mark (Young Adult)

Intro to Television Puppetry

Participants will learn the basics of puppeteering for television. With the use of simple puppets they will be taught the basics of manipulation in front of the camera, lip-synching and eye focus using songs and fairy tales. Participants will also be given feedback on how to work with a monitor.

Level: Intermediate

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Duration: 3 hours

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Pop! Bang! Boom!

Shadow Puppet Building

Workshop participants will design and construct their own shadow puppet and be taught the basics of building movement into their puppets including triggers, hinges and specialized rods

Level: Intermediate

Ages: 5th-8th grade

Duration: 3 hours

ADULTS

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Overhead Projector Shadow Puppet Building

Project Yourself (Adult)

Level: Beginner

Ages: 9th grade-Adult

Duration: 3 hours

Participants will be learning how to use overhead projectors to create shadow puppetry by building specialized slides and experimenting with different materials and shadow techniques. They will also have the opportunity to perform short skits at the end of class

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Glove Puppet Construction

Taking off the gloves (Adult)

Level: Intermediate

Ages: 9th grade-Adult (sewing skills recommended)

Duration: 3 hours

Participants will design and construct a simple glove puppet and have the opportunity to explore manipulation through movement and character.

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Glove Puppet manipulation

Give 'em a wave (Adult)

Level: Beginner

Ages: 9th grade-Adult

Duration: 1 hour

This workshop teaches the basics of glove puppetry including manipulation and eye focus using a variety of fun prompts and techniques.

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Beginning Tabletop Puppet Performance

1, 2, Step! (Adult)

Level: Beginner

Ages: 9th grade-Adult

Duration: 45 min-1 hour

Participants will learn the basics of manipulating a table top puppet through dance and puppet “yoga” among other fun movement exercises.

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Tabletop Puppet Building

Putting it all together (Adult)

Level: Beginner

Ages: 9th grade-Adult

Duration: 3 hours

In this workshop, participants will learn how to build a simple table top puppet using newspaper, tape and string and learn the basics of table top manipulation through dance, puppet “yoga” and performing short scenes.

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Creative Writing

I Wonder...(Adult)

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Ages: 9th grade-Adult

Duration: 1.5 hours

This workshop uses a variety of games and techniques designed to get the creative juices flowing and get participants well on their way to writing their own original puppet script.

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Original Storytelling

Once Upon Imagination (Adult)

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Ages: 9th grade-Adult

Duration: 3 hrs

In this workshop participants will learn ways to hone and develop their storytelling skills using a variety of games, tips, tricks and techniques. They will also have a chance to pick a well-known tale and make their very own short performance at the end of class.

Mouth Puppet (Muppet) style performance 101

How did they do that? (Adult)

Level: Beginner

Ages: 9th grade-Adult

Duration: 45 minutes-1 hour

In this fun class participants will be taught the basics of hand puppetry, or “Muppet-style” puppetry. Using basic puppets to learn proper lip-synching techniques as well as eye focus, this class utilizes music and games to hone these important skills.

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Television Puppetry

I'm ready for my closeup (Adult)

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Ages:  9th grade-adult

Duration: 8-16 hours, spread out over several sessions

This class begins with the basics of puppet manipulation for the camera including lip-synching, eye focus, character and movement just using a basic puppet. Later, the class advances to working with actual foam and fleece character puppets to refine skills and create original skits.

Intro to TV puppetry

Hit your mark (Adult)

Level: Intermediate

Ages:  9th grade-Adult

Duration: 3 hours

Participants will learn the basics of puppeteering for television. With the use of simple puppets they will be taught the basics of manipulation in front of the camera, lip-synching and eye focus using songs and fairy tales. Participants will also be given feedback on how to work with a monitor.

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Advanced Shadow Puppetry

Turn out that light

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Ages: 9th grade-Adult

Duration: 8 hours (one session or two)

This workshop is designed to teach participants everything they need to know about designing, building, lighting and performing shadow puppets in order for them to create their own pieces at home. Participants will design and construct a puppet with optional moving parts and will have an opportunity to experiment with different forms of lighting as well as perform a skit at the end of class

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Advanced Shadow Puppetry

Turn out that light (abridged)

Level: Advanced

Age Range: 12th grade-Adult

Duration: 1 hour-1 ¼  hours

Participants will be given a lecture on various styles of lighting including natural, fluorescent and incandescent and then have the opportunity to experiment with these different sources. Participants will also be given instructions on how to construct their own small shadow screen at home

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Muppet Style Hand Puppet Construction

Time to get things started

Level: Advanced

Age: 9th grade-Adult (sewing knowledge required)

Duration: 16 hours, spread out over several sessions

Participants will learn valuable skills needed to build their very own puppets. They will design and build a full “muppet-style” puppet and will receive instruction on gluing, adding features, building a mouth plate and the basics of manipulation.

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