Santa Cruz April 6,7 – The Art of the Story ApronPosted by Suzanne, on September 24th, 2012

The Art of the Story Apron

 A Regional Workshop for Teachers and Parents

Santa Cruz, CA                                April 6,7

The art of the story apron is all about the magic of finding a treasure that is hidden.  It draws the soul in with wonder and surprise. Join us for this 2 day workshop on creating a pocket apron lap theater.  We will hand felt a story landscape (wet and needle technique) with a felted pocket out of which a puppet story helper will tumble out to tell it’s tale.  We will complete the apron with a seasonal silk skirt, and ribbon ties.  Then we will explore the delightful ways of bringing the apron stories to life!  We will work on story ritual, story voice, enlivening puppets, and inner wonder.  This is the best storytelling theater ever!

Suzanne Down is long time Director of Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts, which offers a one year  part-time training in puppet theater which focuses on pedagogical, artistic, and therapeutic puppetry and storytelling.  She travels internationally giving  conferences, courses, a summer therapeutic ECE institute, and workshops such as this one.


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Please pre-register, numbers are limited.

Workshop Cost – $150 plus $25 materials – (Payment plan available)