The Puppet People offer a variety of puppet workshops. Workshops can follow one of our performances or can stand alone. They can easily be incorporated into your curriculum or special event.

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We offer a variety of Puppet Building Workshops that can be tailored to each group.

Rod Puppet Workshop

Grades 1-4

Our Most popular! 60 MINUTES. We bring all the supplies! Each Participant will create their own rod puppet. The puppet is made out of a wooden spoon, and a fabric body with moveable arms and head. The participants will have a variety of supplies to create their characters, such as feathers, yarn, felt, floam and googly-eyes. It's a great way to get started building puppets.

FEE: $175.00, plus supplies/ $125.00 for each additional workshop (minimum: 4 workshops per day or one show and one workshop)

Supply Fee: $1.50 per child

Mouth Puppet Workshop

 Grades 1-4

60 MINUTES. We bring all the supplies! Each Participant will create their own Mouth Puppet. The participants will have a variety of supplies to create their characters, such as feathers, yarn, felt, floam and googly-eyes. It's a great way to get started building puppets.

FEE: $175.00, plus supplies/ $125.00 for each additional workshop (minimum: 4 workshops per day or one show and one workshop)

Supply Fee: $1.50 per child

Shadow Puppet Workshop

grades 2& up

60 Minutes! We bring all the supplies! Participants, with the help of The Puppet People, will work in small groups and will create their own shadow puppet show. They will make the shadow characters and then perform their story for the entire group.

FEE: $175.00, plus supplies/ $125.00 for each additional workshop (minimum: 4 workshops per day or one show and one workshop)

Parade Puppet Workshop

Grades 4 & up

3 DAY! Participants will create a large (7-10 ft.) parade puppet. Learn group participation, sculpting and painting basics, sewing, and most of all having fun creating something.

 Great for school mascots or community events

FEE: $750.00 a day, plus supplies.

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Puppet Operation Techniques

Grades 2 & up

45-60 MINUTES! So you have made your puppet, now what? Participants will learn various techniques for bringing their puppets to life. They will work individually and in pairs, ending with a mini performance demonstrating their newly acquired skills! Practice puppets can be provided if needed.

 FEE: $175.00, plus supplies/ $125.00 for each additional workshop (minimum: 4 workshops per day or one show and one workshop)

Adult workshops are also available

Residencies
The Puppet people can create a custom residency that fits your curriculum and your special needs. Just give us a call .

Custom residencies have included more complicated puppets (Marionettes), script writing and performing.

... an especially fun way to learn!
 5th Grade Class, Rosendale Elementary NY