Colorado Puppet workshop April 16, 2016- The Wisdom of Worker Character Archetype in StoryPosted by Suzanne, on February 16th, 2011

Colorado Early Childhood Professional Development Workshop

The Wisdom of the Worker character in Story

Workshop for early childhood teachers and parents

Location: Near Boulder , CO  

Saturday April  16,  2016   9:00 – 5:00

What is it that lives so wisely in the story characters that do meaningful work in the world?  How do their deeds impact our children’s developing moral sense through the powers of Will?

In this workshop we will explore these profound questions and more. What unites the fisherman, the woodcutter, the baker, the shoemaker, and the farmer in becoming living models of ethical life for the children?   We will work on understanding the value of the rhythmic gesture of these ‘doing’ characters.  Through discussion, demonstration, puppet making, and story scene presentations, the answers to these questions will come to light.  We will make wool roving worker puppets with movement possibilities and find their true healing gesture in story.


Suzanne Down is Director of Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts, go to for full information about her work.

Pre-registration  Contact Suzanne

Workshop cost – $90 plus $15. Materials

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