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29
May
2021

DIY Virtual Puppet Making Workshop with Tasty & Tiny the Clowns

05-29-2021 12:00 pm -02:00 pm
Sliding Scale $15, $20, and $25. Students $10.
DIY Virtual Puppet Making Workshop with Tasty & Tiny the Clowns

Build different types of puppets out of found objects and put on a puppet show!
Saturday • May 29
12 Noon to 2 pm

Sliding Scale $15, $20, and $25. Students $10.

Have you ever wanted to become an amazing puppeteer, but thought maybe it'd be hard or a waste of time? Well, you're in luck! Because it's not hard. It's easy and incredibly fulfilling. A great puppet master on YouTube once said "anything can be a puppet"...and truer words were never spoken.

Join Tiny and Tasty the clowns for a crash course in trash-puppet creation and manipulation. You'll learn how to magically anthropomorphize your garbage and perform powerful pieces of puppet theater from the confines of your own home! Class participants will come away with a new appreciation for their trash and the endless possibilities of post-post-modern puppetry. This class is suitable for all ages. Do it with your kids, a group of friends, or by yourself (easier to concentrate)!

Materials needed by participants: Participants will need a hot glue gun or tape, metal wire and string. And you're going to need some trash. Gather a diverse array of recycled materials - cardboard, fabric, plastic - to customize your puppet and construct your set. We recommend labeling a paper bag "TRASH FOR PUPPiTS" and filling it with fun, thought-provoking garbage. Anything colorful, oddly-shaped, or fun to touch.

Bio: Phillip is a storytelling clown who inhabits many creative environments and uses trash to build his own friends. Tiny the Clown is an inventor and a birthday cake maker. She dropped out of therapy to pursue puppet making full time and can cry on command. Tasty the Clown is a clown-about-town and puppet master extraordinaire. She also specializes in magick and storytelling.