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Watch! Discover! Learn!
Educational and professional development opportunities
at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

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Working in a Material World - 3 Sessions
Presented by Vito Leanza (Conservator, Center for Puppetry Arts / Owner & Creator, Vitoworld Productions)

Tues, Feb 23, 2016
7-9pm


Wed, Feb 24, 2016
7-9pm


Thurs, Feb 25, 2016
7-9pm


*Must attend all 3 sessions*


Photo by Vitoworld Productions

We are living in a material world, now let’s work in one! Learn how to use, and where to find, the most current materials being used by puppetry professionals. Get an insider’s look at patterning, hand stitching, draping, working with foam, selecting fabrics, and using glues safely and effectively. These “tricks of the trade” make this class essential for every designer, builder, and puppeteer.

Capacity: 20 onsite participants
Cost - On-Site: THREE CLASSES ONLY: $75 General / $60 Member (Member vouchers not accepted.)

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Rod Puppets: What Lies Beneath
Presented by Heidi Rugg (Director, Barefoot Puppet Theatre)

Mon, Mar 28, 2016
6:30-9:30pm

Onsite and ( r )


Photo by Warren Johnson

Have you ever seen a puppet at an exhibit and just itched to get your hands on it while no one was looking? Well, here is your chance! We will get up-close and personal with rod puppet mechanisms in this hands-on, interactive workshop. Come and learn about springs, crazy levers, and Hansjurgen Fettig, all while getting "up under the hood" of rod puppets. Make a smooth-working moving mouth mech with an awesome lever that is super easy to replicate. A detailed workbook is available to all participants.

Capacity: 18 onsite participants
Cost - On-Site: $30 General/ $20 Member

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Happy Bodies, Happy Puppets!
Presented by Jeffrey Zwartjes (Puppeteer, Center for Puppetry Arts)
and Alison Hastings (Yoga Instructor & Actress)

Mon, Apr 25, 2016
7-9pm

Onsite and ( r )


Photo by Jeffrey C. Zwartjes

One of the greatest assets a puppeteer can have is a great relationship with his/her body. We’ll explore strength, balance, flexibility and fitness—all the tricks you can use to get your body fully integrated and up to the task of puppeteering!

Capacity: 25 onsite participants
Cost - On-Site: $30 General / $20 Member

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No Screams Attached: Taking the Pain Out of Sound Design for Puppet Film
Presented by Kacie Willis (Sound Designer & Filmmaker)

Mon, May 23, 2016
7-9pm

Onsite and ( r )


Photo by Spencer Murrill

Puppets in film have always had the ability to incite a sense of whimsy, wonder, excitement and dread--and it’s the sum of visuals and sound that create the magic. This engaging lecture will explore the sound design, voice acting, and other audio-related topics related to the most prolific puppet characters in films, including horror film stars Chucky, Predator and of course, the Gremlins!

Capacity: 25 onsite participants
Cost - On-Site: $30 General / $20 Member

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PLEASE NOTE:.
*A minimum enrollment may be required for workshop
to be offered as scheduled.
*Limited to ages 16+ unless otherwise specified.

*A $5.00 Off Discount for select offerings in the Explore Puppetry Series is available to students and members of the professional arts community! Click this link for more information.



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