Summer Vacation Workshops at Mermaid Theatre — August 13 & 14, 2014

Go Struan!Struan has been really busy this spring and summer building and rebuilding lots of Mermaid’s touring puppets.  But he’s taking a couple of days off from that to offer three short puppetry workshops at our facility in August. Two of the programs are for children ages 6 and up, and one is for pre-schoolers to participate with their care-givers. Workshops will be led by our Production Associate and Workshop Instructor, Struan Robertson. If you’re interested in attending these events, please contact us.  Interested students can sign up for both of the Thursday workshops.  All of these events require pre-registration, so act now if you want your child to take part.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pre-School Puppet Playtime (Ages 3-5)

A creative, nurturing environment where children explore the playful world of puppetry. In this two-hour interactive workshop, participants will engage their imaginations and create a one-of-a kind puppet to take home.
NOTE: Parent/guardian participation is required for this activity.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Puppet Construction — 9:30am-12:30pm (Ages 6+)
Participants learn the basics of puppetry construction. Students will get a brief lesson in how to bring their creations to life through storytelling and music. All students will bring home a puppet of their own creation.

Puppet Manipulation — 1:30pm-4:30pm (Ages 6+)
Participants will learn how to bring a variety of puppets to life in the style of Mermaid’s own world-touring productions. Students will have the opportunity to try out some of Mermaid’s most famous puppets.

The deadline to register for these workshops is Friday, August 8. There is a maximum of 12 participants at each event, and workshops with fewer than 6 registrants by the deadline will be canceled. To register or for more information, contact us by email at or by phone at 798-5841.


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