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The Puppet Kitchen

220 E 4th Street
New York, NY

Monitor Nights at The Puppet Kitchen

The Puppet Kitchen

September 6, 2016
The first Tuesday of every month.
The price for the whole evening is $15. Puppets are provided but please feel free to bring your own.

Monitor Nights at the Puppet Kitchen are a great way to brush up on your video puppetry skills. On the first Tuesday of every month Chef Michael opens up the Puppet Kitchen's East Village studio to puppeteers of all skill levels and offers instruction and a safe place to learn this style of puppetry.

Our Beginner Session (6pm-7pm) is open to those 15 years old & up interested in learning the basics of video puppetry performance. We will cover eye-focus, lip synch, and movement.

Our Advanced Jam Session (7pm-8:30pm) is open to those with some video puppetry experience. The session is available to those looking for a chance to practice their skills and perform in a group setting.

Puppet Kitchen Productions, Inc.

220 E 4th Street (Between Avenues A and B)
Buzz "Puppet Kitchen"

New York, NY

Monster-Making Workshop

Puppet Kitchen Productions, Inc.

September 10 - 24, 2016
Class #1: "Get a Head"
September 10th, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Puppet head design and construction
Foam cutting and gluing techniques
Mouthplate fabrication

Class #2: "Body Building"
September 17th, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Bag body patterning and construction
Hand and machine sewing

Class 3: "Our Feature(s) Presentation"
September 24th, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Puppet character design
Eye, nose, and hair design and construction
$435 (Full Course); $175 Single Session

Well, come on down to the Puppet Kitchen in September for our Monster Making Master Class!

In this three part series, Chef Michael will show you how to design and construct your very own “live hand” lip synch style puppet entirely from scratch. Each class will cover a specific area of puppet design and construction. Feel free to select a specific session or sign up for all three for a discounted rate.

No prior puppet making experience is needed, however, machine and hand sewing experience is a plus. All materials will be provided. Ages 16 and up only, please.This is your chance to learn how to make a puppet from the ground up from the professionals. Walk in with nothing and walk out with your own custom puppet and the know-how to make more. See full curriculum breakdown on our website:

For a special Chef discount, email promo code EYEBALLS to with "Monster Making Workshop" in the subject line to save $15 off your Single Session and $45 off you Full Course reservation.


33-02 Skillman Ave (Enter on 34th Street), Long Island City, Queens (20 minutes from Times Square)
New York, NY

Contemporary Puppetry in Practice

Movement Theater Studio, NYC

December 2 - 4, 2016
Workshop Times: Dec. 2, 6:30pm - 10pm; Dec. 3 & 4, 10am - 3pm

A unique three-day course in contemporary puppet manipulation with renowned War Horse puppeteer and designer Tom Lee. Using principles of traditional Japanese puppet theater as a starting point, this workshop is for puppeteers and movement based actors to study the art of bringing a figure to life through focus, breath and fixed points of intention.
In addition to Bunraku-style puppetry, participants will have an opportunity to construct a puppet head and experience how the act of sculpting a character informs its movement. Ideal for directors and performers interested in devised work and a collaborative approach to theater making this workshop is primarily for new puppeteers to gain a hands-on launch into the genre—and come away with the start of a puppet!

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

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