One-Year In-Depth ONLINE Puppetry Training Program Begins September 2020
Juniper Tree Puppets Long Time Certificate Puppetry Training Course offered over the last 30 years will now be offered ONLINE in a One Year Program for people near and far to join in. You will maximize your Puppetry, Storytelling, Story Writing, Puppet Making (and much more)skills.
We will dive deep into the Artistic, Pedagogical, and Therapeutic aspects of the Art of Puppetry for Early Childhood and All Age Audiences. The expanded time a year provides us will allow the skill-building immersion to transform your story/puppetry work with young children forever.
We are opening up this training program to a small group for this extraordinary online deepening September 2020 through September 2021.
I am excited to offer this Online now which will eliminate travel and housing costs, and give you flexibility of when you do the assignments each month. You will receive content and assignments at the beginning of each month, right in your email inbox. The lessons will consist of videos, written content to refer to again and again, and assignment/action steps to give you hands on practice and skills. The Online format we will use encourages community sharing, discussion, commenting and next-steps guidance by me.A requirement is that you send videos in of our puppetry assignments so I can see how you are doing and cheerlead you on in your progress with love, suggestions, and next steps. I will be your year long support and mentor. A phone or computer video is fine. If I can figure out a phone video download, anyone can!!! There will be much learning for all through the videos and thoughtful comments which will help everyone. We get to see the progress made through the year which will be so exciting and heart-warming.
We will also have a mid-month check in each month which allows for answering questions in more depth.
Over the year we have time and a proven program for incredible advances in the quality, depth, and understanding of puppetry you all will bring to children in your future! Your practice time and assignments will benefit the children each month as you go through the program!
You will learn and deepen:
** Learning to make beautiful and varied puppets that move with conscious gesture and grace, including finger puppets, table puppets, rod puppets, marionettes, humans, animals, and more
** developing staging that will support your puppet presentations, working with silk, color, texture, entries and exits, forms and variations, and simple lighting
** Discovering our Storytelling Voices!!
** Learning how to write our own puppet stories, that allow for movement, stillness, gesture, and therapeutic and pedagogical aspects.
** Exploring how Music and Song can lift up and enhance our presentations.
** Puppetry for Celebrations and Festivals
** Outdoor Puppetry
** How Props and Surprise can add magic and interest to our shows.
** Prop making, Story vessels, and Wonder
** Introduction to Color and Light Puppetry, which inspired Steiner to say 'Puppetry is the Antidote to the Ills of Modern Civilization'
** Introduction to the importance of the Worker Character in Story, and Steiner's 12 Professions in Puppetry.
** Pedagogical and Therapeutic Insights will weave throughout the Artistic presentation of our Puppet Stories.
This Program is for the serious student of puppetry who will commit to the full year. Cost is $2,000 for the full year. Helpful Payment Plans are always available. Do not let the cost keep you from taking this course.
Participants will get a list of materials needed for the year.
Numbers will be limited, please if interested, contact me with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org and register early to assure your place in the program!