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. All of our workshops are designed to tour and available by request ONLY, requiring our instructor(s) to travel to other facilities.


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Artist in Residence

Level: Beginner

Ages:  Kindergarten-adult

Duration: 1-3 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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Simple Hand Puppet Building Workshop

Level: 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 the camera. Students will learn how to trace, cut, sew glue and more.

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Tabletop Puppet Construction & Manipulation

Level: Intermediate

Ages: 3rd Grade-Adult

Duration: 2 hours, 30minutes

Description: Participants will learn how to build and manipulate a simple tabletop/bunraku-style puppet. Participants begin by learning basic tabletop construction then begin to build their own puppets using newspaper and tape. After their puppets are built, we will cover learn the basics of manipulation by exploring emotions and actions.

 
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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: Intermediate

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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Butterfly Rod Puppet - Craft

Level: Beginner

Ages: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Duration - 30min - 1 hour

Description: Butterfly Make & Take. Participants will learn how to build and manipulate simple rod puppet butterflies.

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Caterpillar Rod Puppet - Craft

Level: Beginner

Ages: Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Duration - 30min - 1 hour

Description: Participants will learn how to build and manipulate simple rod puppet caterpillars.

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Billy Goat Finger Puppets - Craft

Level: Beginner

Ages:  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Duration: 30min - 1 hour

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:  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Duration: 30min - 1 hour

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.

 

Monkey Rod Puppet - Craft

Level: Beginner

Ages:  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Duration: 30min

Description: COMING SOON

 

Moving Mouth Lion Puppet - Craft

Level: Beginner

Ages:  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Duration: 30min

Description: DIY craft. Participants will learn how to build their own moving mouth Lion puppet.

 
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Animal Masks - Craft

Level: Beginner

Ages:  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Duration: 30min - 1 hour

Description: COMING SOON

 

COMING SOON

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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.

 
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 Construction & Manipulation  Level: Beginner  Ages: PreK-Adult  Duration: 2 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 & Manipulation

Level: Beginner

Ages: PreK-Adult

Duration: 2 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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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

 

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: 312-600-3568

Connor Asher, Artistic Director
connorasher@creventivestudios.com

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