Workshops


Are you a teacher in the Metro Atlanta area? Would you like an informative, entertaining way to get kids involved in a subject? Why not a puppet workshop?

CAUTION! PUPPETS AHEAD! Is the theme for our workshops. We offer classes for kids that take about an hour, as well as for adults that may span several hours or that meet once a week for a month.

contact me at puppatoons@gmail.com for booking your workshop!

Each workshop has a type of puppet, and  a theme. For instance, you could choose the Stick Puppet workshop with an old west theme,or a Finger Puppet workshop with a  bug theme,leaving opportunities for other workshops later.

For Classrooms:

Workshop Requirements: Three to four long paper-covered tables, a trash receptacle, and easy access to a power source if needed.

CAUTION! PUPPETS AHEAD! 

Stick Puppets: Students will craft a simple jointed “stick” puppet,using paper and paper fasteners, to decorate and take home. Also includes coaching on manipulating the puppet.

Available Themes: Flying High,Down on the Farm,On Safari,Under the Waves,Pirates,Wild West Roundup,Diggin’ Dinosaurs,Dragon Time,Monster Mania,Hoppin’ Frogs and Toads,Snakes & Lizards, Turtle-rific,In Space, Be My Bug,Unicorn Festival.Also holidays: Valentines,Halloween,Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
CAUTION! PUPPETS AHEAD!

 Finger Puppets: Students will make tiny finger puppets to decorate and take home as well as learn how to make wee stages from boxes and other scrap items.

Available Themes: Flying High,Down on the Farm,On Safari,Under the Waves,Pirates,Wild West Roundup,Diggin’ Dinosaurs,Dragon Time,Monster Mania,Hoppin’ Frogs and Toads,Snakes & Lizards, Turtle-rific,In Space, Be My Bug,Unicorn Festival.Also holidays: Valentines,Halloween,Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
CAUTION! PUPPETS AHEAD! 

Paper Puppets: Students will make a “chatterbox” or “cootie catcher” puppet to decorate and take home. Also includes coaching on manipulating the puppet.

Available Themes: Flying High,Down on the Farm,On Safari,Under the Waves,Pirates,Wild West Roundup,Diggin’ Dinosaurs,Dragon Time,Monster Mania,Hoppin’ Frogs and Toads,Snakes & Lizards, Turtle-rific,In Space, Be My Bug,Unicorn Festival.Also holidays: Valentines,Halloween,Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
CAUTION! PUPPETS AHEAD! 

Glove Puppets:Students will make a simple “mitten” or “glove” puppet to decorate and take home. Also includes coaching on manipulating the puppet.

Available Themes: Flying High,Down on the Farm,On Safari,Under the Waves,Pirates,Wild West Roundup,Diggin’ Dinosaurs,Dragon Time,Monster Mania,Hoppin’ Frogs and Toads,Snakes & Lizards, Turtle-rific,In Space, Be My Bug,Unicorn Festival.Also holidays: Valentines,Halloween,Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
CAUTION! PUPPETS AHEAD! 

Sock Puppets:Students will make a puppet from a sock with a moving mouth, decorate it and take it home. Also includes coaching on manipulating the puppet. Students bring sock.

Available Themes: Flying High,Down on the Farm,On Safari,Under the Waves,Pirates,Wild West Roundup,Diggin’ Dinosaurs,Dragon Time,Monster Mania,Hoppin’ Frogs and Toads,Snakes & Lizards, Turtle-rific,In Space, Be My Bug,Unicorn Festival.Also holidays: Valentines,Halloween,Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
CAUTION! PUPPETS AHEAD!

 Scrap Puppets:Demonstrating how items found around the house can be transformed into puppets. Students will complete a project to take home. Encourages resourcefulness and using the imagination! (There is only one theme for this workshop–Recycle!)Please ask for materials list in advance, as children will need to bring recyclable items from home(foam trays, toilet paper rolls, etc).

Hey, Rubberhead! 

Foam Construction Workshop For ages 13 and up. Students will learn the basics of making a very simple puppet head from foam rubber and covering it with fabric. This is a five-hour workshop. It can take place over one day, or be broken up into several days(mileage is extra if it is extended to several days). Can take place anywhere with good ventilation, trash cans, and covered work tables,such as church classrooms,youth halls,etc. Attendance is 10 students or less, and each student purchases their own supplies such as foam, fabric and sewing tools(list will be provided).

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No Chomping!

Coaching for Moving Mouth Puppets: This is a workshop in which I teach a learned, practiced skill––attitude, acting, lip sync and emotion–for moving mouth puppets. This workshop could also be handy for teachers or ministries wishing to put on puppet plays. It is geared mostly toward small groups wishing to improve their lip-syncing skills, as well as moving the puppet in a convincing and entertaining manner while performing lip sync. We will practice reciting lines from songs or poems and we will also practice with music. Puppets will be provided. This is a two-hour workshop. It can take place over one day, or be broken up into several days(mileage is extra if it is extended to several days). Attendance is 10 students or less.

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