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: Puppetry Master Class

Level: Beginner

Ages:  K-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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Intro to Television Puppetry

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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Pattern Making Workshop

Level: Advanced

Ages: 8th 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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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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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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Simple Hand Puppet Building Workshop

Level: Intermediate

Ages:  5th 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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Advanced Hand Puppet Construction

Level: Advanced

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

Duration: 8 hours

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.

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Spooky Pop-up Puppet Make & Take Workshop

Level: Beginner

Recommended for Ages:  K-5th Grade

Duration: 30min - 1 hour

Description: Create jack-o-lanterns, skeletons, zombies and monsters in a fun make & take puppet building workshop for all ages. In this workshop, participants will learn how to build a Halloween-themed inspired pop up puppet creature from a printed pattern, decorating and assembling the rods to create a functional moving mouth.

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Animal Masks Make & Take Workshop

Level: Beginner

Recommended for Ages:  PreK-3rd Grade

Duration: 1 hour

Description: Create a frog, toucan, elephant or tiger mask in a fun make & take puppet mask building workshop for all ages. In this workshop, participants will learn how to build a zoo-themed animal from a printed pattern, decorating and exploring movement through mask creation.


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Butterfly Rod Puppet Make & Take Workshop

Level: Beginner

Recommended for Ages: 2nd Grade-5th 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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Billy Goats Gruff Puppet Building Make & Take Workshop

Level: Beginner

Recommended for Ages:  K-3rd Grade

Duration: 1 hour

Description: 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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Monkey Rod Puppet Make & Take Workshop

Level: Beginner

Recommended for Ages:  1st Grade-5th Grade

Duration: 30min-1hour

Description: Participants will learn how to build their own Monkey Rod Puppet.


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Lion Mouth Puppet Make & Take Workshop

Level: Beginner

Recommended for Ages:  1st Grade-3rd Grade

Duration: 30min

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

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Troll Rod Puppet Make & Take Workshop

Level: Beginner

Recommended for Ages:  K-3rd Grade

Duration: 30min - 1 hour

Description: 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.

 

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@creventive.com

Office: 312-600-3568

Connor Asher, Artistic Director
connorasher@creventive.com

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