You may have noticed while walking down the hall towards LA Makerspace a space with a bunch of sock puppets inside! As part of building a true art and tech community on the 11th floor of LA Mart, we have invited award winning Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater to teach us how to make fantastic sock puppets and then learn how to be pro socketeers.
But wait! There's more! This project is from a bunch of Hollywood dudes (including the guy who does the voices for Indiana Jones and Han Solo on Robot Chicken), Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater recreates episodes of classic TV shows including Golden Girls, I Love Lucy, Friends, Roseanne and Hogan's Heroes.
We'll spend the first hour making our sock puppets and the second hour learning how to bring them alive and develop their character.
7+ years old
Bring Your Fun Self; Materials Included
About Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater:
Based in Hollywood, Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater is owned and operated by Glamor Puss and Frenchie, two lauded sock puppets dedicated to the preservation of sitcoms through the ancient art of sock puppetry. LA Weekly awarded the company Best Performing Footwear in the 2012 “Best of LA.”
The Blue Line Grand Station at Washington and Grand is 2 blocks away in front of LA Trade Tech College and there are several bus stops within a block as well.
Take the 105 East (Century Freeway) to the 110 North (Harbor Freeway). Exit on Adams. Turn right on Adams. Take Adams to Broadway, turn left. The L.A. Mart is at the corner of Broadway and Washington (1933 S. Broadway).
From San Fernando Valley
Take the 101 South (Ventura Freeway) to the 110 South (Harbor Freeway) to the 10 East (Santa Monica Freeway). Take the Grand Avenue exit, proceed to Broadway. Turn right on Broadway. Pass Washington Blvd. The L.A. Mart is on the right (1933 S. Broadway).
From San Gabriel Valley/Inland Empire
Take the 10 West (Santa Monica Freeway) or the 60 West (Pomona Freeway) to the 10 West. Take the Los Angeles Street exit. Take 17th Street to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway. The LA Mart is at the corner of Broadway and Washington (1933 S. Broadway).
From Long Beach/Orange County
Take the 5 (Santa Ana/Golden State Freeway) to the 10 West (Santa Monica Freeway). Take the Los Angeles Street exit. Take 17th Street to Broadway. Turn left on Broadway. The L.A. Mart is at the corner of Broadway and Washington (1933 S. Broadway).
1,126 on-site and adjacent visitor, tenant and employee parking spaces
$10.00 – Monday through Sunday, $5 after 4pm, plenty of street parking with 4 hour meters.
NOTE: Parking on Hill Street is FREE on Sunday
Entry on Saturday and Sundays and Weekdays after 6pm is through the Employee Entrance to the left of the main LA Mart doors.
When & Where
LA Makerspace is a community-based nonprofit organization with a mission to increase access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education for kids and adults, regardless of ability to pay.