Join us for the next Festival: January 15-26, 2025

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Chicago Puppet Fest presents:

Workshops with Festival Artists

Register for hands-on workshops led by visiting festival artists. Some will be presented in their assigned venues so they can show their puppets. Others will happen in the festival’s education space in the Fine Arts Building, 7th floor. Workshops are designed for adult professional artists working in any discipline. Everyone welcome. No application required. 

In addition to the events listed here, come make your own masks at FREE drop-in workshops on Saturday and Sunday, January 20 and 21 at 2:45 pm with Wakka Wakka.

Event Details


The Beast Dance Adult Workshop or How to Raise an Untamed Avian Puppet
January 16 – 20 from 10 am – 5pm
Columbia College Chicago’s Fabrication Facility, 623 S. Wabash Ave., 10th floor

Krystal Puppeteers Theatre Master Class
Friday, January 19 from 10 am – 1 pm
Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Little Studio, 7th Floor

Papermoon Puppet Theatre Master Class
Saturday, January 20 from 10 am – 1 pm
Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.

Manual Cinema Master Class
Sunday, January 21 from 10 am – 1 pm
Manual Cinema Studio, 2203 W. 21st St.

Grupa Coincidenta Master Class
Saturday, January 27 from 10 am – 1 pm
The Biograph’s Začek-McVay Mainstage, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.

Loco7 Master Class
Saturday, January 27 from 11 am – 2 pm
Dance Center Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Ave.

Cost: $60 – $295

Ages: 18 and up

ADA Accessible? Yes