Workshops (shorter puppet making sessions than residencies) are often presented in conjunction with a performance. We often have participants make puppets that compliment the performances theme, and use them in the show!
Stand-alone workshops are 1 - 3 session events that provide a fun, thoughtful introduction to puppetry. Workshops can include an introduction to puppetry's history (with examples), making puppets, and using puppets (a performance!).
Puppet making can involves creating simple hand, rod, shadow or finger puppets and even giant puppets! Puppet size and complexity will vary with student’s age and workshop length. Materials can include papier mache, paint, cloth and craft materials.
In some workshops, students create performances. EVERY participant keeps their puppet!