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 arrivals. Please 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.
Weather Rocks! | 1001 Nights, A Loving Story About Loving Stories | Charlotte's Web
Written by Jon Ludwig
Feb 4 - Mar 23, 2014
Create-A-Puppet Workshop: Shining Sun Hand Puppet
Workshop Times: Tuesday-Friday 10am & 11:30am Instructor Led (taught) for groups (booked in advance); 12:30pm-1:30pm Self Guided (open) for families; Saturday 1pm-4pm Self Guided (open) for all guests; Sunday 2pm-5pm Self Guided (open) for all guests
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Co-produced by Flying Carpet Theatre Co. and Center for Puppetry Arts
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez
Book by Adam Koplan and Robert Lopez
Mar 25 - Apr 6, 2014
Create-A-Puppet Workshop: Fantastical Friend Hand Puppet
Tuesday-Thursday 10am & 12pm Instructor Led (taught) for groups (booked in advance); 1pm-2pm Self Guided (open) for families, Friday 10am Instructor Led (taught) for groups (booked in advance); 12pm-1pm Self Guided (open) for families; Saturday 2pm-5pm Self Guided (open) for all guests; Sunday 1pm-5pm Self Guided (open) for all guests
*note: To-Go Kits will be available at the Fri & Sat 8pm performances*
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By E.B. White
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Apr 8 - May 25, 2014
Create-A-Puppet Workshop: Charlotte the Spider Hand Puppet
Workshop Times: Tuesday-Friday 10am & 11:30am Instructor Led (taught) for groups (booked in advance); 12:30pm-1:30pm Self-Guided (open) for families; Saturday 1pm-4pm Self Guided (open) for all guests; Sunday 2pm-5pm Self-Guided (open) for all guests
~no performances/workshops on Sun., April 20th~
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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.
$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.)