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Ripley Grier Studios

Live Hands Puppets and Assisting

Brooklyn Puppet Conspiracy

December 10, 2016
Noon - 3PM

Paul McGinnis and David Fino will show you the ins and outs, ups and downs, and (of course) lefts and rights of working live-hands and rod-arm puppets two people at a time… and we’re gonna play with a lot of props too!

Some previous mouth puppet and monitor experience is required for this workshop. To apply just send us a note describing your experience and/or links to some video puppetry you have done (please indicate which is you if there is more than one character in the video).

If you have taken any of our 8 or 6 week TV classes, attended Beyond the Sock, or any workshops with The Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop you automatically qualify.

Puppets will be provided so you don’t need to bring anything but your smiling’ self!

Ripley Grier Studios

Character Voice for Puppetry & VO

Brooklyn Puppet Conspiracy

December 17, 2016
Noon - 3pm

With Instructors Carin Gilfry and David Fino.
In this workshop we are going to put down the puppets, turn off the camera and sit around the microphone talking funny all afternoon!

Yep… That’s the workshop. It’s ALL about getting our characters to sound just like we (and our clients and directors) want ’em to!

We’re going to talk about how to strengthen and take care of your voice. We are going to show you how to reach high for those top end voices and how to dig deep and bring up the bass. We are going to do some damn silly imitations, and we may even watch some cartoons (of course we’re gonna to watch some cartoons). Sound like fun? ‘Gonna be fun.

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.