Summer Professional Development Courses 2016 – Join Us!!!

Summer Professional Development Courses 2016 – Join Us!!!

Summer 2016 Courses and Trainings / Professional Development Boulder, CO New Series - Puppetry Training Course Begins July 2016 Our 21st training group!  Join us for this wonderful deepening into the Puppetry Arts for details CLICK HERE ****** Southwest Regional Professional Development week Join us!  5 day puppet intensive - the popular Puppet Boot Camp!!! June 24-28 2016   in    Boulder, CO CLICK HERE for details ***** Hurray!   Multicolor Silk Dye Day!!! Sat. May 21  near Boulder , CO email suzannedown@gmail.com for details a day exploring multi color dyeing with nature dyes and over dyeing magic...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on April 16th, 2016

2016/17 Puppetry Training Program Information and Application

2016/17 Puppetry Training Program Information and Application

Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts suzannedown@gmail.com                                                                               http://junipertreepuppets.com Dear Puppetry Friends, The New Certificate Puppetry Training Series begins July 2016.  the dates are as follows: July 11-22 2016 Monthly one on one Mentoring through the year July 2017 similar dates as 2016 2016/17 Location: Boulder CO The 3 focus themes are: Pedagogical puppetry with an early childhood focus Therapeutic puppetry – How we can use puppetry to bring about healing and transformation. Artistic/performance in puppet theater– concentrating ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on March 3rd, 2016

Snow Bunnies Valentine Surprise!  a free story valentine for you!

Snow Bunnies Valentine Surprise! a free story valentine for you!

Here is a Valentine Story for you! If you would like more sweet tales for young children you may buy our book 'Valentine Tales for Young Children' click here for details  enjoy our free story Snow Bunny’s Valentine Surprise Little snow bunny was hop hop hopping in the snow where the woodlands meet the meadow. Not far off in the meadow was the red schoolhouse where all the children of the village were busy with their school work. This one morning, bunny could hear the children laughing and talking excitedly.  Little snow bunny hopped closer to have a look. He hop hop hopped up to the school and hop hop hopped up the stairs where he could see right inside through a big window. The children were all making something ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on February 10th, 2016

‘A Year of Writing’ Program – Walkabout Tales – adapted for a regional colorado group

‘A Year of Writing’ Program – Walkabout Tales – adapted for a regional colorado group

A NEW Regional Program for Colorado 'A Year of Writing' Program Walkabout Tales - Writing Children's Stories Inspired By Nature January 2016 - 2017    Near Boulder, CO Here is how it works! * We meet once a month on a Saturday for one year to practice the art of walking in beautiful and diverse nature as a meditation, with specific writing exercises living in us.  We write, we observe, we invite the muse, we create stories, we share, we edit, we practice our storytelling, we celebrate! * We look into how to get our work published.  We practice writing query letters to editors.  We explore where to send them. This monthly work together is a good orientation in walkabout writing, so when we go home we will be able to establish a ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on November 27th, 2015

Southwest Regional 5-Day Summer 2016 Puppetry Boot Camp Course

Southwest Regional 5-Day Summer 2016 Puppetry Boot Camp Course

Southwest Regional Summer 2016 ECE Puppetry 5-Day Puppetry Intensive  (The Puppet Boot Camp!) June 24-28, 2016 Location:   Boulder, CO   Join us in Colorado for a 5 day early childhood puppetry intensive!   This serious puppetry immersion course is on how to create meaningful, therapeutic, and magical puppetry for children 2-9. It will be invaluable for teachers of kindergarten, early grades, preschool, childcare, after care, home programs, children's librarians, therapists, speech pathologists, parents, homeschooling, and all who love children.   We will work on the wise art of the hand, and how enlivening puppetry supports the milestones of early childhood development. To enhance this wonderful visual storytelling, we will create Story Apron Theaters, wool puppets, the magical Rod Puppet,  multi-color dye silk and wool,  needle felt ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on February 28th, 2015

The Magic  of the Incredible Rod Puppet

The Magic of the Incredible Rod Puppet

Regional ECE Professional Development Workshop The Magic of the Incredible Rod Puppet         April 25, 26       Santa Monica, CA May 2,3           Spokane WA                             May 16, 17        Davis, CA                          Puppetry can bring magic and delight to our children, as well as the peaceful reassurance that all is right within the world. In this workshop we will create wonderful Rod Puppets, the keepers of the healthy sense of well-being and heart. We will explore visual story through the healing gesture possibilities of this incredible puppet. It is the puppet children want to hug and talk to. If you want one special puppet for telling stories that are meaningful for our children, this is the one! Everyone is welcome, beginners and experienced enthusiasts. Contact suzannedown@gmail.com for info and pre-registration...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on January 27th, 2015

A Year of Writing Children’s Tales  – a one year training program in writing for children and getting published!

A Year of Writing Children’s Tales – a one year training program in writing for children and getting published!

Walkabout Tales A Year of Writing Children's Tales A year long program to inspire your story writing and learn how to get published! Here's how it works: * We meet for a 4 day session to practice the art of walking in beautiful and diverse nature as a meditation, with specific writing exercises living in us.  We write, we observe, we invite the muse, we create stories, we share, we edit, we practice our storytelling, we celebrate!   * We look into how to get our work published.  We practice writing query letters to editors.  We explore where to send them.   *With 4 days orientation in walkabout writing  we go home to write on a rhythm we set before leaving.   *One time a month for 10 months, you will have an ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on January 27th, 2015

A Winter Tale

A Winter Tale

to sign up for our monthly story newsletters go to http://junipertreepuppets.com and click on newsletter button!! easy!  The Winter Garden from 2014 January Story Newsletter Imagine this little tale as a puppet play... I like creating surprise in mypuppet shows.  Here, the snow cave can be revealed from under a whitesnowy landscape silk, already set up with little twinkle lights hiddenwith white veiling, that can be turned on with a dimmer light. How magical it will be for your  children!*****************...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on January 12th, 2015

The 2-Finger Dancing Snowman Puppet Kit

The 2-Finger Dancing Snowman Puppet Kit

2-Finger Dancing Snowman Kit  A dancing snowman 2-finger puppet that will bring to life our story! Made of strong wool felt that will last years and years, with needle felted wool roving eyes, mouth, carrot nose, buttons, scarf and cap! Easy to make and delightful to use, children love this snowman who comes to life! The kit comes with instructions for making this sweet character, a story poem to act out with presentation ideas to help you enliven the puppet and story. materials include wool felt, felting needle and wool roving you will need a sewing needle and white thread, and a sponge work-base for the needle felting . 12.95 plus s&h paypal or check contact suzannedown@gmail.com to order Design and Story by Juniper Tree ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on December 27th, 2014

Christmas Tales for Young Children

Christmas Tales for Young Children

Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts  Resource Book for Early Childhood Educators Christmas Tales for Young Children a resource book for teachers, parents, grandparents, and all those who love children We are happy to announce the launch of a new, much awaited book  'Christmas Tales for Young Children' 24 meaningful stories to celebrate the Advent and Christmas season written, collected, and adapted by Suzanne Down for the young child. They include old, hard to find legends re-imagined for young hearts, and unique original tales  vivid with visual pictures wonderful for storytelling and/or puppetry Watch the children's cheeks become rosy as you tell the tales of: Little Mouse's Christmas  Little Red Cap's Christmas Eve The Clay Bird...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on September 2nd, 2014

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