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Ripley Greir Studios

6 week Puppetry for TV, FIlm, and Video Class

Brooklyn Puppet Conspiracy

October 14 - November 18, 2014
There is no live performance with this class

Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18
Time: 7 - 10 PM
Class size: 10 students
Instructor: Paul McGinnis

-This is a beginner level class. No previous puppetry experience is required. All students must sign up in advance.

In this course we will be covering:
• Basic puppetry skills including stance, eye focus, mouth synch, walks, rod manipulation and more.
• Working with scripts
• Improvised scenes
• Working with the monitor
• Working with human actors
• Character building
• Vocal Characterization

….and more.

The price of this class includes a set of our HandEyes and one of our hand made, professional-style Practice Puppets.

**If you are considering taking this course you want to be sure you will have some time for practicing at home throughout the week. The learning comes from the class but the skill comes from the practicing!

To sign up, or if you have any questions write to

Art/New York South Oxford Space

138 South Oxford Street, Studio A
Brooklyn, NY

Puppet Sculpting Workshop

Lone Wolf Tribe

October 26, 2014

From a picture or your imagination, tap into your creative potential and learn to sculpt your very own puppet!
Limitless character possibilities await you in our fun hands-on carving workshop at the Lone Wolf Tribe studio in Brooklyn.

Our workshops are an engaging and personal way to discover the universal art of puppetry and learn the specialized techniques of one of New York City’s most unique puppeteers. From the novice and uninitiated to the advanced performer, curiosity and a willingness to learn are the only criteria. Our workshops make a great gift for a friend or family member, as well as a memorable afternoon date for friends and couples.

Sign up now. Space is limited.

Pay by credit card

Center for Puppetry Arts, Online Classes

Distance Learning, The Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

online - anytime
-see website for details-

The Center for Puppetry Arts uses the latest technology to offer nationwide Distance Learning programs for PreK-adult through videoconferencing, webinars, and streamed content. Arts-infused workshops are conducted via videoconferencing and are tailored to specific classroom topics and curriculum for K-12 groups. For K-5, hands-on puppet building integrates with science, social studies, language arts and other disciplines to create a dynamic, interactive virtual classroom for a virtual field trip experience. Middle School/High School programs are discussion based. Programs complement national curriculum standards in language arts, social studies, science, math and other areas. The Center provides a comprehensive study guide and materials list for most programs.

Webinars (both live and streamed) and streamed workshops and lectures are available for teachers seeking demos and professional development (also available via videoconferencing). Streamed workshops are also ideal for anyone interested in learning about puppetry.

The Distance Learning Team @ Center for Puppetry Arts

Puppet School

Los Angeles, CA

Ongoing Puppet Theater Classes in NY, LA & San Francisco

Puppet School

See website for details
see website for details

Puppet School offers a variety of classes, all of which are taught with a sense of fun, discipline and simplicity. This makes for a strong technique that will serve each student for a lifetime. To learn more about the individual classes and availability, click below.

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.