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Hands-on, curriculum-based workshops for students in grades K-12. Lesson plans are available upon request. Children ages four and up (ages 2 and 3 welcome if accompanied by adult puppet builder) become puppet makers and puppeteers as they each create a puppet to take home and put that puppet into performance on our classroom stage. Learning activities and the puppet design correlate with the current Family Series show theme.

Workshops offered Tuesday-Sunday when Family Series performances are scheduled.  Times and format (instructor-led or self-guided) vary depending on day of week and time of year—refer to show listings below for details.


Cost: Workshop (and Museum admission) included in an All-Inclusive Ticket; $5.75 when purchased separately.  Follow this link for information about group/field trip pricing: www.puppet.org/edu/trips.   
To-Go Kits are also available for individuals or groups (regular workshop fees apply): please call 404.873.3391 to order.



Instructor-led Workshop= “taught” workshop.  Teaching Artists will share a brief, fun, curriculum-based learning activity at the top of the workshop session and guide participants through the puppet-creation process step-by-step.  No late seating/late arrivalsPlease note that instructor-led workshops are often sold out due to group/school bookings.

Self-guided Workshop = “open” workshop.  Though Teaching Artists will be present to aid you and to guide your creativity, you’ll be making your puppets with the help of instruction sheets and doing so at your own pace.  No reservations required.  You’re welcome to come and go at any point during the session, but please DO arrive at least 15 minutes before the workshop’s scheduled end time so that you have ample time to create your puppet.

PLEASE NOTE: due to limitations on room capacities, ALL CREATE-A-PUPPET WORKSHOPS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.  If the sessions are full and you are unable to wait or join us for a later session, To-Go Kits are available at the Ticket Sales windows.


2014-15 Workshops
The Wizard of Oz | The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow | Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ | The Stinky Cheese Man | The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show | Rainforest Adventures | The Joshua Show | Stellaluna | Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show



The Wizard of Oz
By Frisch Marionettes of Cincinnati, OH
Adapted from the America children’s classic by L. Frank Baum
Oct 8 - 26, 2014




Create-A-Puppet Workshop: Cowardly Lion String Puppet

Workshop Times:  Two instructor-led sessions will be offered weekdays in conjunction with show times. Self-guided sessions will be offered daily Tues-Sun after every Family Series performance -- exact schedule in development.

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The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow
By the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers of Bar Harbor, ME
Oct 28 - Nov 9, 2014



Create-A-Puppet Workshop: Sheepish Sheep Shadow Puppet

Workshop Times: Two instructor-led sessions will be offered weekdays in conjunction with show times. Self-guided sessions will be offered daily Tues-Sun after every Family Series performance -- exact schedule in development.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™
Adapted by Jon Ludwig
Based on the classic television special
Nov 13 - Dec 28, 2014


Create-A-Puppet Workshop: King Moonracer Rod & String Puppet

Workshop Times: Two instructor-led sessions will be offered weekdays in conjunction with show times. Self-guided sessions will be offered daily Tues-Sun after every Family Series performance -- exact schedule in development.

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The Stinky Cheese Man
By Paul Mesner Puppets of Kansas City, MO
Based on the book by Jon Scieszka (used by permission)
Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015




Create-A-Puppet Workshop: Stinky Cheese Man Rod Puppet

Workshop Times: Two instructor-led sessions will be offered weekdays in conjunction with show times. Self-guided sessions will be offered daily Tues-Sun after every Family Series performance -- exact schedule in development.

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The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show
By Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy of Atlanta, GA
Jan 14 - 25, 2015




Create-A-Puppet Workshop: Portly Pig Hand Puppet

Workshop Times: Two instructor-led sessions will be offered weekdays in conjunction with show times. Self-guided sessions will be offered daily Tues-Sun after every Family Series performance -- exact schedule in development.

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Rainforest Adventures
Written by Jon Ludwig, Stephanie Kaskel Bogle, and Raylynn Hughes
Jan 29 - Mar 15, 2015


Create-A-Puppet Workshop: Electric Eel Ultraviolet Puppet

Workshop Times: Two instructor-led sessions will be offered weekdays in conjunction with show times. Self-guided sessions will be offered daily Tues-Sun after every Family Series performance -- exact schedule in development.

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The Joshua Show
By Joshua Holden of New York, NY
Mar 17 - 22, 2015


Create-A-Puppet Workshop: Swift Snail Rod Puppet

Workshop Times: Two instructor-led sessions will be offered weekdays in conjunction with show times. Self-guided sessions will be offered daily Tues-Sun after every Family Series performance -- exact schedule in development.

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Stellaluna
By Tears of Joy Theatre of Portland, OR
Based on the book by Janell Cannon (used by permission)
Mar 24 - Apr 4, 2015


Create-A-Puppet Workshop: Flying Bat Rod & String Puppet

Workshop Times: Two instructor-led sessions will be offered weekdays in conjunction with show times. Self-guided sessions will be offered daily Tues-Sun after every Family Series performance -- exact schedule in development.

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Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show
Adapted by Jon Ludwig
Apr 9 - May 24, 2015


Create-A-Puppet Workshop: Babe the Blue Ox Hand Puppet

Workshop Times: Two instructor-led sessions will be offered weekdays in conjunction with show times. Self-guided sessions will be offered daily Tues-Sun after every Family Series performance -- exact schedule in development.

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Create-A-Puppet Workshop To Go
Do time constraints prevent your students from participating in a Create-A-Puppet Workshop after a performance? Is the time slot you need sold out? We have the solution! Create-A-Puppet Workshop kits are available to take with you! The Education Department will assemble individual bags of puppet-making materials for each person in your group. You supply glue and/or tape. Makes a great follow-up art activity to further engage students and reinforce what they've learned after a visit to the Center. Comes complete with a fully illustrated step-by-step instruction sheet. Regular workshop fees apply. Available for groups or individuals. Please call 404.873.3391 to reserve.

Group Fee:
$4.00 per person for tax-exempt school groups of 10 or more.
$4.32 per person for non-exempt school groups of 10 or more.
$4.75 per person for othergroups of 10 or more.
(Included in the Group Inclusive Tickets.)

Indvidual & Member Fee:
$5.50 per person
(Included with all-inclusive ticket.)

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Contact Us
Ticket Sales Office
tickets@puppet.org
Phone: 404.873.3391
Fax: 404.873.9907

Ticket Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-4:30pm
Sat: 9:30am-5pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm