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Online Summer 2024 ECE Professional Development Programs From Juniper Tree Puppets - Highlighting the NEW!!!! Puppet Boot Camp 2024 - The Art of Silk Marionette Theater!! 5 summer Courses Offered!

Every summer we offer unique, practical, artistic and in-depth online trainings in the puppetry arts
This summer we are highlighting a NEW Puppet Boot Camp program on Marionettes, as well as 4 other courses that inspire!

Our New Boot Camp on Marionette Theater Begins July 7 2024

NEW!!!!!  The Art of Silk Marionette Theater -  will include the art of making a marionette that will be graceful and capable of beautiful and meaningful movement and gesture.  We will then spend time on how to bring our marionettes to life through guided practice in whole body basic movements, such as standing, sitting, lying down, walking, running, skipping , dancing, etc.  We will also explore the finer movements of hands and arms doing all kinds of practical actions and activities. One key to ensouling these ethereal puppets is to discover how to make visual the Soul gestures which we will add to the marionette's enlivening. We will look at creating marionette staging for ease of marionette movements, and creating meaningful landscapes for our stories.
We finish with everyone presenting a simple scene story or story with their marionette via video on our easy to use Online Course Platform
I guide you through each step and support you in 'next steps' all the way!!!!

community sharing of questions, discussions, photos, and videos available and encouraged!!!  A module of lessons come to your inbox once a week for 6 weeks.You may work at your best times during each week.

Click Here for more details on this New Puppet Boot Camp


 We are also offering 4 of our favorite programs not usually offered in the summer when Teachers have more time!  Enjoy Browsing below!


1. Our Annual and popular Art of Lap Puppetry course - Excellent for Beginners and those more experienced who are looking to simplify but keep the meaning and magic of puppetry!      Begins June 30 2024.   Click Here for Details    

2. Puppet Tales for Tots - How to Start your own surprisingly profitable Parent/Tot/Child Business with a Puppetry Theme.  This 8 week program walks you through the steps you will  need to open your own program in the Fall - Perfect for those looking for New Directions, or planning to supplement your retirement doing what you love.   Click Here for Details    


3. The Art of Finger Puppet Theater - Excellent for Beginners and experienced folks looking to simplify but keep the magic and meaning.   Begins June 29 2024  Click Here for Details     



In addition to the Silk Marionette Theater Course (see above)


 Introduction to the Amazing Rod Puppet -  My favorite puppet - I call it the Heart Puppet because it opens our hearts with it's fine gesturing and kindness.  Children love this puppet the most, they love to hug it and talk to it.... It invites connection.   Begins July 14, 2024  Click Here for Details       




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