Occurs on Monday August 24 2020

Approximate running time: 3 hours


Blue Heron Education Center
19704 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon Island WA 98070

Performance Notes

× Mythical Creature Puppet Camp

Ages: 8-13

Mon-Fri, Aug 24-28 | 10 am-1 pm**NEW DATES – OUTDOOR CAMP

Tuition: $210 Member | $225 General (includes $30 materials fee)

Instructor: Adam Ende

Location: Blue Heron Back Yard

Join Adam for a hands-on, high magic outdoor camp with COVID-safe protocols in place. There are 3 essential parts of creating a puppet show—building, writing, and playing. We will explore all three in an easy-going daily flow. Students use recycled materials to build a puppet, experimenting with drawing, painting, sculpture, and papier mâché skills. We brainstorm together, collaborate on writing techniques, as well as improv exercises, theater games and good, old fashioned play to create short, fun scenes.

Class will be a little different each day—as will the puppets we create!

On the first day of camp please bring: 1. a favorite toy, doll or stuffie (can be a Barbie, action figure, baby doll, stuffie, or any toy you like), and 2. a kitchen appliance or tool (for example a corkscrew, hammer, teapot, whisk, egg beater, Flour sifter, pliers, Wrench or whatever) to use as puppets to play and experiment with.

Our Daily Schedule:

Wash-in at our welcome station--complete with gel sanitizer and name tags; we'll help students to find their chairs, a place to stow materials and snacks, and enjoy some conversation and get-to-know-you activities.

Building the puppets will be a step by step process—using demonstration, open studio time to work and chat, collaborate and build our puppets.

Daily flow includes snack breaks and lunch. Students should bring a sack lunch and water bottle to camp each day.

Class reconvenes after lunch to finish any parts of the building process, brainstorming & writing games.

Each day ends by sharing our work, and having time to play with puppets, explore how the puppets move & breathe, and the magic of bringing them to life.

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