Watch! Discover! Learn!
Educational and professional development opportunities
at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
Working in a Material World - 3 Sessions
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.
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!
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!
*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.
The Education Program is supported in part by: