Our Professional Puppetry Training Course - The 22nd Group!
Dear Puppetry Friends,
The New One Year Puppetry Training Program begins July 2018. We welcome all newcomers and alumni to join us for this new and exciting series beginning this summer in beautiful Boulder Colorado.
2019 dates TBA - the marionette and fairy tale session / part 2 Location: Boulder CO
The course fee of $3600 includes all puppet/story resources and quality puppet making materials provided to participants. You can 'add to cart' above to pay the full amount or easily pay the $350 deposit securely online by clicking here to pay the deposit.
Please feel welcome to contact Suzanne to arrange our popular payment plan as well.
This course provides monthly email assignments and guided mentoring throughout the year.
The 3 focus themes are:
Pedagogical puppetry with an early childhood focus
Therapeutic puppetry – How we can use puppetry to bring about healing and transformation.
Artistic/performance in puppet theater– concentrating on archetypes of movement and gesture in the healing art of the marionettes and fairy tales.
The three themes weave together throughout the concentrated one-year course.It has the healing possibilities at the forefront. The artistic is a fundamental part of it being meaningful.
This course welcomes those ready to work inwardly and outwardly with joy, enthusiasm, and will.There is a full year commitment. The process of unfolding the artistic and therapeutic ability is a time processand requires practicing the skills during the months in between our training sessions. Monthly email assignments and mentoring will support and guide you with your puppet practice and projects through the year.When participants do this, the steps forward in depth of skill and healing quality is profound.
We will explore the fundamentals of enlivening simple puppets with artistry and healing qualities.There is an early childhood focus, working with many types of puppets and presentation approaches most suitable for this age.We will work on storytelling voice, music and puppetry, puppet making, movement, gesture, staging, and story writing.We will explore presenting puppet plays with finger puppets, wool roving and felt table puppets, the amazing rod puppet, and the story apron.Stories, poems, and songs suitable for this age will be looked at, as well as the wisdom of the nursery rhyme.
This aspect of the course weaves all through the pedagogy and artistic elements.
We will work on the performance and artistic process from beginning to end, focusing on the fairy tales and the marionette.We will work deeply with the archetypes, which enliven the marionettes movements and gesture with meaning – physical activities, age, character, soul moods, temperaments, culture, etc.These guide us in the process of ensouling the puppets in a healthy way.We will work with storytelling, story ritual, staging, color, music, simple lighting.We will dye silk in a multicolor method and make a 5-string marionette for an all age audience.
Visioning the directions to take your puppetry, expanding goals and possibilities, and the practical business aspects of puppetry such as creating flyers, brochures, proposal writing, grant sources, etc. is worked with throughout the training.
Course fee for the year is $3600., which includes all puppet/story resources and puppet making materials provided to participants.You only need to bring scissors and a sewing kit.
Payments are to be made online (simply 'add to cart' above and pay with credit card, Amazon, or Paypal securely online), or with post-dated checks made payable to Suzanne Down. Individual Monthly Payment plans gladly can be worked out. Alternatively a $350 non-refundable deposit is gladly accepted to book your space in the course. You can also easily pay the deposit online here.