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Thinking Outside the Socks
Our highly popular STEAM presentation is now available virtually. See how puppets work from the inside out! We demonstrate rod puppets, hand puppets, shadow puppets, object theatre, and marionettes. We share each type of puppet with age-appropriate mini-lessons on pivots, levers, springs, and more. Learn the difference between extension springs and compression springs…and find out one of our favorite springs to use with puppets! This is great to pair up with a performance or a workshop. Time permitting, participants may ask questions about the puppets. All ages welcome!
Make puppets quickly and learn how they work in this workshop designed for ages 5-105. You can learn the skills of puppetry, and there are ways to make puppets simply with minimal supplies. Learn how to manipulate this type of puppet as we walk “across the stage,” take an elevator, and defy gravity! This workshop is available to families, classrooms, homeschool groups, libraries, and arts organizations. Perfect for a single, stand-alone session or as part of a series. Adaptable to most ages.
Using simple materials, we will create hand puppets in a variety of expressions inspired by our favorite emojis or moods. Feeling blue? Frustrated? Teeming with glee? Let it out with puppets! Great for rainy days at home or a dash of SEL in the classroom. This program is available to small groups, big groups, classrooms, families, senior centers, and anyone to liven up their day. Adaptable to most ages; some very young children may require assistance.