Mother Earth Rod Puppet Workshop – Kelowna BC Canada – April 2014Posted by Suzanne, on March 20th, 2014

The Mother Earth Rod Puppet

a special puppet to tell tales through the four seasons

An early childhood professional development regional workshop

for teachers, parents, homeschool, grandparents, caregivers

April   12, 13    2014                                   Kelowna, BC Canada

 Location:         Kelowna Waldorf School      429 Collett Rd.

Saturday 9:00 – 4:00          Sunday 9:00    – 1:00


Nature, in all its wisdom gives children a deep sense of wonder and reliability. This workshop will look at weaving these two gifts together. We will focus on the amazing Rod Puppet.   This puppet comes to life more than any other with its possibilities for subtle gesture and intimacy .  I call it the ‘heart’ puppet because of this.  Hearts connect between viewer and puppet.

In this workshop we will look at what makes nature stories and puppetry so inviting and so healing.  We will create a Mother Earth Rod Puppet for all seasons – a character  you can use to develop stories through the year.  If you want one special puppet for telling stories that open the door to the four seasons for the children, this is the one!!

Everyone is welcome, beginners and experienced enthusiasts.

Suzanne Down is Director of Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts. The school offers a one year  part time training in Puppet Theater. The training has a pedagogical, artistic, and therapeutic focus.  Suzanne travels internationally sharing her love for story and puppetry in workshops and conferences

Weekend Cost – $ 150 (includes materials)

            For information  and pre-registration contact Heidi Vant Geloof

 Suzanne Down for any other  info  at: