The Practical Art of Outdoor Puppetry - A 4 week Back to School Online course beginning August 8
This NEW! Online puppet course is in response to the many many outdoor kindergartens, Forest kindergartens, Adventure Programs, Nature Programs etc. that have blossomed in the last years, especially the Covid influence for holding school in outdoor spaciousness and fresh air.
I have long promoted outdoor puppetry, over 20 years ago teaching a course at Emerson College in England on Presenting Mother Earth Puppet Shows in Nature. The puppets were so at home in the magical and natural landscape stages people found and created, that I have been doing it ever since!
This 4 week course will guide you on the many ways to approach developing Outdoor Puppet Theater in backyards, wood-land, meadow, by pond and creek, garden and mountain... and through all the 4 seasons!
The lessons will guide and inspire you on:
1. Creating Outdoor Puppet Theaters From Nature
2. Creating Permanent Outdoor Puppet Theaters.
3. Encouraging Children to Create Outdoor Puppet Shows.
4. Video Demonstrations of Outdoor Puppet Shows for Different Seasons
5. Ideas for Using Nature as Puppets.
6. Your Best Outdoor Assistants!
Join us for this exciting renewal of puppetry in an outdoor setting.
The lessons come to your inbox each Sunday so you have a week to work on lessons until the next week. There is huge flexibility of when you can do the course. You may work at your own best times, you have unlimited access to this course into the future. There are useful practical action steps with each lesson to give you real skills to use in your classrooms and homes.
We will work on a host platform for online courses that allows posting comments, photos, videos (of your action steps!) sharing ideas and resources, as we build a community of friends who can support one another. I respond with helpful thoughts on each comment, and am happy to guide all who send in videos on next steps for your puppetry.