Classroom Workshops

We give hands-on workshops and residencies for students, grade 1 through 8, and for Teachers’ Professional Development

Available all year.  Contact Ann Powell 416-538-6210   ann@puppetmongers.com

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    Shadow Puppetry                        Rod Puppetry                        Toy-Theatre 

   Toy Theatre

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A World of Puppetry A demonstration of simple puppet making techniques

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CURRICULUM LINKS FOR WORKSHOPS

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How these Workshops Work
Collaborating in small groups, students plan short plays, design and build puppets with readily available and age appropriate materials and tools, rehearse, and perform for each other. These workshops tie in well with class projects and curriculum. For example, the study of light with shadow puppets; myths and legends with traditional-style rod puppets; folk and fairy tales with toy theatres.
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Puppetry is an ideal vehicle for reaching many of the outcomes for the arts, especially those related to the development of self-awareness and self-expression, social and organizational skills, creativity and the use of materials, and cultural literacy. At the same time, it is a veritable cross-curricular art form, incorporating such seemingly diverse elements as social issues and visual arts, music and mathematics, creative language and world history, physics and movement. Through hands on experience, Puppetmongers guide the students as they explore and develop their own artistic talents. These workshops support students’ development of physical skills, language arts, group dynamics, social skills, storytelling abilities and presentation skills.
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Some of the puppet and theatre subjects available for customized workshops  Talk to us:

  • Puppet play development
  • Many types of puppet making: shadow, rod, toy-theatre, object, tabletop etc.
  • Manipulation and staging
  • Design and Scene building
  • Costuming and prop making
  • Mask making

 Available all year.  Contact Ann Powell 416-538-6210   ann@puppetmongers.com

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The choice of puppet style and theme, suited to the grade level and interests, are discussed and decided on with the participating teacher(s) beforehand.

  • Workshops are suitable for Grades 1 – 8
  • A workshop is minimum ½ day in length 
  • More visits allow for greater depth and exploration
  • Maximum of 1 class of participants per workshop
  • We also offer Professional Development workshops for teachers

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Available all year.  Contact Ann Powell 416-538-6210   ann@puppetmongers.com