WORKSHOPS & CAMPS
Explore the world of puppetry through a series of workshops and camps offered to small groups. We make puppets, invent or adapt stories, and learn to manipulate them while developing small performances. Small groups get to try my own set of puppets, too.
WORKSHOP A LA CARTE:
SMALL GROUPS: Each workshop can be adapted to specific age group. I work with kids from 5 - 99 years old! Workshops happen in my workshop. If you have a small interested group (2-4 total), contact me directly to discuss workshops options, dates and time. After discussing it together, you will be asked to fill out this form to confirm the class.
HOMESCHOOLERS: I work with parents and students as needed to adapt the content of the story (invented or adapted) to a specific aspect of their curriculum (science, social science, literature).
BIGGER GROUP/BIRTHDAY: If you have a space, and would like a workshop for a group of up to 6 persons, email me to discuss options.
As my space is limited, I only accept one parent to be present, if needed. If a parent actually want to participate (which usually happens!), I will ask for a participation fee.
Explore shadow puppetry!
Make a story, and learn construction and performances techniques.
Make a string puppet from a display of available material (wood, fabric, etc.) and learn to manipulate it.
Create a character or choose one from your favorite book, and build a colorful rod puppets to perform with.
Shadows Story Sheet
Cut out a story of your invention and explore the use of light to share it with your friends/family or classroom.
Make different fun little hand puppets and explore what their story could be. Extra adult help needed with younger kids.
Make a paper mâché puppet head and assemble a rod puppet for you or your loved ones
I really liked the class, because we not only made puppets, but also learned how to move with them and how to make it show emotion.
Ava, 11 years
The class also led her to look up more books and videos on puppetry. It was a motivating and inspirational class.
I liked my puppets because the hands are so cool and beautiful. I think they are alive with magic.
Ava, 6 years
I liked making the puppets because I liked the head I picked out because it came out to be funny.
Forbes, 7 years
Through all phases of creation, Maïté was our colleague, advisor, collaborator and finally our drama coach as we trooped out into her yard to make our own silly shows. It was an afternoon of pure fun I heartily recommend to anyone, child or adult, who wants to reconnect with their own creativity.
Anne Hanley, grand-mother
For kids 7-10 Years old
CAMP IS FULL!
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Get inspired by our natural environment to develop characters and stories that will be rehearsed and presented on the last day of camp. Kids get to make one nice rod puppet each, as well as various "smaller" puppets that get integrated in the show, work on storytelling and characters' development, puppet exercises, voices and performance.
This is a great camp for anyone who likes art, creativity and storytelling!
REGISTRATION AND WAITING LIST
To register, click on the button below and fill out the forms. You will get a confirmation email from me with payement information. To confirm your registration, please read Payement and cancellation policies below. If camp is full, I'll let you know and add you on a waiting list.
PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICIES
Payment will be due in full in order to confirm registration (by check, paypal or Venmo) . Information will be on an email I'll send you.
There is a $40 non-refundable deposit included in the cost of the camps. If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the camp start, you will get a refund minus the deposit.
Cancellation less than 30 days prior to the start of camp will not be refund unless the spot can be filled by someone else. In which case, we would still keep the non-refundable deposit.
MOSTLY AN OUTDOOR CAMP
Camps will be outside. I live in the woods. There will be mosquitoes and other insects to share the space with! So come prepare for an outdoor camp.
If it gets too smoky (unhealthy) or too wet when we are making some parts of the puppets, we’ll move into the house as needed and only under supervision.
There will be a sani-can toilet available for the campers to avoid traffic in/out of the house unattended.
! There is a cat ! He is very social. Please be aware if your child shows any sign of allergic response.
Bring a lunch and a snack. Water is available. Please bring healthy food options.
LAST DAY OF CAMP - SHOW TIME!
On Friday, campers will present their puppet show at 3.30 pm to parents and family friends. It will be followed by a little celebration. We are asking parents to bring a little something to share for that occasion.
ANY QUESTIONS? Ask me!