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FUN & FREE Puppet Pop-Up Workshops in September!

For FUN and for FREE (no registration required) we are popping up twice in September!   Pride Parade’s Family Zone Sunday Sept 2, 2018, 12noon-2pm Prince’s Island Park Family Zone Craft Tent Drop-by to make your own rainbow puppets!  Ages 4+ (children must participate with an adult) Beakerhead’s Four to Six Thursday, Sept 20, 2018, 4pm-6pm Mission, Safeway … Continue reading FUN & FREE Puppet Pop-Up Workshops in September!

Puppets Help Seniors Discover Inner World

“With seniors, it’s about recording their stories, their knowledge and their wisdom, and being able to pass it on.” ARTICLE FROM CALGARY PRIME TIMES BY VICTORIA PATERSON, JUN 22, 2018   A program that helps people create mask-body puppets helps seniors uncover their inner world while learning about mental health. View from the Inside: Courage Journey is a … Continue reading Puppets Help Seniors Discover Inner World

Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Funky Felty Puppets! FREE workshop!

Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Funky Felty Puppets! We are pleased to present out next Puppet Pop-Up Studio in partnership with the Calgary Public Library! Learn some simple wet felting techniques while you make some funky hair for a wooden fork puppet. Add eyes, yarn arms, felt hands, and you have a friend. FREE!  No registration required. … Continue reading Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Funky Felty Puppets! FREE workshop!

Puppetry Helps Kids Learn how to Respect our Rivers!

We were pleased to partner with Oldman Watershed Council at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, in March of 2018, with a Fish Stick puppet workshop.  Participants made some simple puppets and an aquatic habitat complete with clean, clear water and healthy riparian vegetation. Then, they recorded a quick clip using their handcrafted puppets.  This … Continue reading Puppetry Helps Kids Learn how to Respect our Rivers!