WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

Looking to broaden your performance/building skills? Creventive offers a selection of classes for a wide variety of age groups, ranging from beginners to professionals.

Different classes offered from beginner to advanced for children and adults alike.

Please contact us for availability/scheduling. Classes are available in person & by request ONLY, requiring our instructor(s) to travel to other facilities.


Simple Hand Puppet Building Workshop

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Ages:  4th grade-adult (sewing skills recommended)

Duration: 4hrs, 30minutes

Description: This class begins with the basics of hand puppet building.

Participants will learn how to build a finished professional hand puppet - ready for camera. Students will learn how to trace, cut, sew glue and more.

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Hand Puppet Manipulation

Level: Beginner

Age: 3rd grade-adult

Duration: 1 hour

Description: Participants will learn the basics of hand puppet manipulation including lip sync and eye focus. Each participant will be given a simple hand/rod puppet to use throughout the class and explore ways to bring a character to life. Participants will break into groups to practice actions, and lip-sync by singing group songs.

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Television Puppetry Basics

Level: Intermediate

Ages:  6th grade-Adult

Duration: 3 hours

Description: Participants will learn the basics of puppeteering for television. With the use of hand puppets they will be taught the basics of manipulation in front of a camera, lip-syncing, eye focus, character, and movement using improvisation and song. Participants will be broken into groups to present an original sketch on camera using skills they learned in class.

 
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How to Create Custom Patterns

Level: Beginner

Ages: 5th grade-adult

Duration: 1 hour

Description: In this workshop participants will cut out and construct their own 3D puppet head shape

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Billy Goat Finger Puppets - Craft

Level: Beginner

Ages:  K-5th grade

Duration: 1hr

Description: DIY craft for kids. Paper finger puppet workshop. Kids will learn how to color, cut, glue, and manipulate simple paper finger puppets. Inspired by our "Three Billy Goats Gruff" show.

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Troll Rod Puppet - Craft

Level: Beginner

Ages:  K-5th grade

Duration: 1hr

Description: DIY craft for kids. Paper rod puppet workshop. Kids will learn how to color, cut, glue,  punch holes, attach a rod and manipulate a simple paper rod puppet. Inspired by our "Three Billy Goats Gruff" show.

 
 Advanced Hand Puppet Construction  Level: Advanced  Age: 9th grade-Adult (sewing knowledge required)  Duration: 8 hours, spread out over several sessions  Description: Participants will learn valuable skills needed to build their very own puppets. They will design and build a full “muppet-style” puppet and will receive instruction on gluing, adding features, building a mouth plate and the basics of manipulation.

Advanced Hand Puppet Construction

Level: Advanced

Age: 9th grade-Adult (sewing knowledge required)

Duration: 8 hours, spread out over several sessions

Description: Participants will learn valuable skills needed to build their very own puppets. They will design and build a full “muppet-style” puppet and will receive instruction on gluing, adding features, building a mouth plate and the basics of manipulation.

 Glove Puppet Manipulation  Level: Beginner  Ages: PreK-Adult  Duration: 1 hour  Description: This workshop teaches the basics of glove puppetry including manipulation and eye focus using a variety of fun prompts and techniques.

Glove Puppet Manipulation

Level: Beginner

Ages: PreK-Adult

Duration: 1 hour

Description: This workshop teaches the basics of glove puppetry including manipulation and eye focus using a variety of fun prompts and techniques.

 Glove Puppet Construction  Level: Intermediate  Ages: 4th grade-Adult (sewing skills recommended)  Duration: 3 hours  Description: Participants will design and construct a simple glove puppet and have the opportunity to explore manipulation through movement and character.

Glove Puppet Construction

Level: Intermediate

Ages: 4th grade-Adult (sewing skills recommended)

Duration: 3 hours

Description: Participants will design and construct a simple glove puppet and have the opportunity to explore manipulation through movement and character.

 
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Table Top Puppet Construction

Level: Beginner

Ages: 3rd grade-adult

Duration: 3 hours

Description: In this workshop, participants will learn how to build a simple table top puppet using newspaper, tape and string and learn the basics of table top manipulation through dance, puppet “yoga” and performing short scenes.

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Table Top Puppet Manipulation

Level: Beginner

Ages: 3rd grade-adult

Duration: 1 hour

Description: In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of table top manipulation through dance, puppet “yoga” and performing short scenes.

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Puppetry Master Class

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Ages:  6th grade-adult

Duration: 4-6 hours

Description: This master class/lecture explores and covers all styles of puppetry including: Hand, Glove, Tabletop, Shadow, Mask, and Costume puppetry. Participants will learn the importance and how each style of puppetry is used then be able to get hands-on practice by choosing a style of puppet, and exploring it's movement.

 
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Shadow Puppetry Basics

Level: Beginner

Ages:  K-5th grade

Duration: 1hr

Description: In this workshop participants will cut out and construct their own shadow puppet from a printed pattern using plastic snaps and rods attached to moving parts.

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Sock Puppet Construction

Level: Beginner

Ages: 3rd grade-adult

Duration: 3 hours

Description: Workshop participants will design and build their own sock puppet creation and learn the basics of sock puppet manipulation

 

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ABOUT CREVENTIVE PUPPET CO.

Creventive Puppet Company is a Chicago based theatre company that creates and performs original, family friendly shows throughout the area. In addition to imaginative storytelling and top-notch entertainment, Creventive Puppet Company also specializes in puppet construction. Offering educational building, manipulation and performance workshops for children, novices and professional puppeteers alike.

CONTACT US

Creventive Puppet Company
Email: info@creventivestudios.com

Office: 708-310-9595

Connor Asher, Artistic Director
connorasher@creventivestudios.com

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