Study the Art of Puppetry This Winter With Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival!
Registration is now open for the following One-Week Intensives ($225 each) and four Six-Week Courses ($285 each).
Study the Art of Puppetry This Winter With Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
This winter is the perfect time to stay inside, dive into live, hands-on puppetry workshops and make something extraordinary. That’s why, due to popular demand, the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is expanding its teaching artist roster and tripling its winter line-up of live, online puppetry workshops for actors, artists and theater craftsmen interested in expanding their skill sets and creating new works.
Chicago Puppet Festival workshops cover a range of puppetry styles including Shadow, 3D Fabrication, Crankies and Pop Up Books. Classes are taught by Chicago’s top puppet theater artists, who guide participants from conception, to construction, to a live presentation, all in a fun, communal format. Students typically use found objects and materials from their homes to create their original works. Live work sessions, group sharing and personal feedback combine to make Chicago Puppet Fest workshops enjoyable and productive.
New in 2021 is the option to choose between one-week intensives, or one class a week over several weeks. Likewise, the Chicago Puppet Festival has grown its roster of teachers, and introduced class levels from one to five – one for beginners, five for experts, with graduating levels in between.
Registration is now open at chicagopuppetfest.org for the following One-Week Intensives ($225 each) and four Six-Week Courses ($285 each). The Festival’s live online workshops are for adults, ideally with some performance and/or builder’s experience. Limited scholarships available upon request. BIPOC encouraged to apply. To request email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief statement of interest/need