Puppet Making Workshop and Residency
In this hands-on workshop, students will work with Brad Shur of Paper Heart Puppets to envision, create, and build their own detailed, original puppets. Workshop sessions explore the history, traditions, and practices of puppet making and performance in cultures across the globe as students are guided through the steps of building their own puppet character from a wide variety of materials.
Schools can choose from the following puppet types:
- Paper Mouth Puppets
- Shadow Puppets
- Toy Theater
- Marionettes (String Puppets)
- Students will develop visual art skills including spatial relations, shapes, and textures by experimenting through a constructivist approach with 2-and 3-dimensional materials.
- Students will demonstrate understanding of the history, traditions, and practices of puppet making and performance from cultures across the globe.
- Students will enhance their ability to set and achieve goals through teamwork and cooperation, feel and show empathy toward others, and develop self-confidence and resilience in trying new things with a growth mindset.
Audience Limit: 25
Curriculum Connection: Character Education, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Language Arts
Minimum of 2 workshops per day
2 Workshops: $500
Additional or Post Performance Workshops: $200
Residency Workshops: $150-$350
Materials Fee: $3-$5 per student
Travel: $100 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
Planning fee based upon scope of residency.
Parking for one vehicle
Desk or table space for each participant
A teacher in the room to support artist and address student needs