Eugene, Oregon Workshop – The Wise Grandmother Rod PuppetPosted by Suzanne, on October 7th, 2013

The Wisdom of the Grandmother – Rod Puppet Workshop

for teachers, therapists, parents, homeschoolers

Eugene Oregon

580 Crest Dr         Eugene

Regional Puppetry Workshop

October 25, 26 Sat 9-5, Sun. 9-12


Grandmothers, in all their loving wisdom, give children a deep sense of wonder and reliability. This workshop will look at weaving archetype of story and puppetry together through developing an amazing Grandmother 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 enlivened stories and puppetry so inviting and so healing. We will create and bring to life a lovely kind Grandmother character, one you can use to develop stories through the year. If you want one special puppet for telling stories that open the heart 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. travels

Pre-Registration is Required – Numbers limited

Weekend cost $155. plus $25 materials // – contact for info. and registration

Paypal, Check, or Cash          (payment may be split over 2-3 months – with post dated checks)

For Local Information – please contact organizer Suzanne McDonald 

phone 541-357-0557 and email:

See You There!!!