Week long workshop dates are April 17th through April 21st
Join us for a week-long theater puppetry class for tweens and kids 8 and up. Theater artist Charles G. Baldwin uses drama exercises and narrative play to teach students how to design, build, and animate puppets in a series of classes designed to combine craft with storytelling. These immersive classes will develop vocal, movement, and team-building skills through the practice of puppetry. The Puppet Theater Project concludes with a Puppet Show on Friday for family and friends.
Suggested for tweens and kids 8+
Charles G. Baldwin is a professional theatre artist who has taught stagecraft and puppet workshops to young people at the Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston MA. Charles has designed for the stages of Wheelock, the Harwich Junior Theatre, PALS Children’s Chorus, the Joe Goode Performance Group, CityStage, and the Gold Dust Orphans. He was the Central Production Coordinator for the DreamWorks animated feature film Shrek. Charles works for the Massachusetts Cultural Council leading the UP Inclusive Design Initiative.
Sponsored by the creative re-use center EcoWorks, this weeklong workshop will take place at Sew Crafty at 87 Audubon Street in New Haven. Tuition is $165 for 15 hours of instruction and includes a $10 voucher towards materials at EcoWorks.
Food will not be served but students are encouraged to bring water and snacks if they want/need.
IMPORTANT: Additional student information needed for each participant. All documents must be reviewed, signed, and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Info and Consent Form can be found at:
Monday, April 17th: Registration and Drop off at 12:30pm at Sew Crafty. Workshop begins 1:00pm sharp. At 2:30pm Class will walk 5 blocks from Sew Crafty to EcoWorks, 262 State Street to 'buy' materials for their puppets. We will transport materials to Sew Crafty. Pick-up at 4:00pm at EcoWorks.
Tuesday, April 18th: Drop off at 12:45pm at Sew Crafty. Pick-up at 4:00pm at Sew Crafty.
Wednesday, April 19th: Drop off at 12:45pm at Sew Crafty. Pick-up at 4:00pm at Sew Crafty.
Thursday, April 20th: Drop off at 12:45pm at Sew Crafty. Pick-up at 4:00pm at Sew Crafty.
Friday, April 21st: Drop off at 12:45pm at Sew Crafty. Family & Friends invited for puppet demonstration at 3:00pmat Sew Crafty. Pick-up at 4:00pm at Sew Crafty.
We have a couple of scholarships available. Please contact Sherill.Baldwin@ecoworksct.org if you would like to find out more information about available scholarships.