Puppet School

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    One-Day Puppet Making Workshop

    From Sesame Street to Avenue Q, puppets are a fun, creative, and universally loved form of entertainment. Going off of a general design provided by your expert instructor, you will cut, glue, and create your own customized version of a monster. Crafty experience is encouraged, but there will be sewing machine assistance available for newbies. Once you’ve created your unique partner in crime, you’ll bring him to life with an on-camera performance. Be warned: after this class, you might just catch the puppetry bug.
    One-Day Puppet Making Workshop

    2939 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Discover the world of puppet making with a 7 hour, hands-on class
    • Create a completely customized puppet, based on a basic “monster” design
    • Bring your puppet to life with the help of an instructor and an on-camera performance
    • All skill levels are welcome
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    Shadow Puppet Workshop

    You’ve mastered the villainous claw and the gelatinous blob. Now you’re ready to take your shadow puppetry a little further. It’s puppet school for you! Shadow puppets may seem like a simple concept, but you’ll be amazed at just how complex shadow puppet displays can be, creating scenes so lifelike they’ll have onlookers glancing over their shoulders for the real thing. This workshop features an intensive set of lessons to help you master some of the well-honed techniques of this mysterious craft, many hailing from as far away as Southeast Asia. If you love puppetry and the allure of mystery, you won’t want to miss out on learning to unlock the strange world of shadow puppetry for yourself!
    Shadow Puppet Workshop

    2939 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Discover the secrets of shadow puppetry during an intensive workshop
    • Learn to create mystifying shadow scenes with your hands
    • Study under a master puppeteer who practices performance-level artistry
    • Enjoy unlocking hidden worlds of light and darkness
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    Intro to Musical Theatre Puppetry

    Puppets are no laughing matter. Well, they are … but puppetry itself is hard work! This beginners workshop will introduce you to one of the time-honored traditions of puppetry: lip synching. Working with both rod-arm and live hand puppets, you’ll be learning to perfectly match their mouths to lyrics while maintaining eye focus and proper positioning- just like they do in Avenue Q! This fast-paced course will fill you with puppetry knowledge to perfect on your own, including choreography and improvisational techniques so your puppet can roll with the show. Whether you’re interested in puppetry for stage work or film, this workshop will show you how to take your career into your own hands. Next stop: Sesame Street!
    Intro to Musical Theatre Puppetry

    2939 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Launch your puppetry career Avenue Q-style by learning match movements to music
    • Discover the secrets to executing flawless puppet choreography
    • Explore improv techniques exclusive to puppetry
    • Experience the joy of bringing an inanimate puppet to life
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