Smaller Puppet Workshops
Workshops are a single session event that provides a fun, thoughtful introduction to puppetry. In some workshops, students create performances. EVERY participant makes and keeps their puppet!
We often present workshops in conjunction with a performance. For these programs, we like to have participants use their puppets in the show!
Puppet making can involves creating simple hand, rod, shadow or finger puppets. Puppet size and complexity will vary with student’s age and workshop length.
Rod and Hand Puppets (4th – 7th grades)
With moveable puppets, imaginations soar with incredible creations! Students construct forms from Caravan’s designs, then adjust and alter to fit their puppets!
Our huge selection of materials to define and enhance the puppets can set students imaginations free. At the same time, designing puppets can inspire wonderful challenges on both aesthetic and functional levels.
Problem solving at it’s most joyful!
Giant Puppet Workshops and Residencies (5th grade – adult groups)
Small teams/classes work together to create giant cloth or papier mache puppet(s). The project involves loads of teamwork, creativity, problem solving. These puppets can be very impressive in plays, parades or as stand-alone art!
Giant puppet workshops can be a great fit for many group or classroom settings, including: single or combined classes, extended day settings and multi – age groups, parades and dramatic productions.