Kaydee Puppets offers a variety of workshops for schools, scouts, group parties/picnics, as well as for adults. Have fun with puppets, learn to be a puppeteer, and discover how puppets can be a great teaching (and learning) tool in the classroom or library story time! Kaydee's Workshops in Puppetry can be geared either for teachers or for children, 1st grade and older.
This is a 45-minute, fast-paced demonstration of the tricks and techniques of making puppets come alive. Lots of audience participation. Everyone gets the opportunity to go behind stage and act! Students learn how to work the puppets, improvise, and use humor to entertain their fellow students. Cost is $150 per hour for up to 12 students. Additional students are $15 each. Puppets, props and stage are provided for the workshop.
This is a 60-minute program on how to make and use shadow puppets. The program is designed so that the students learn to tell a story using shadow puppets. Following a brief demonstration, the students design their own puppets and then perform. Cost is $225 for up to 15 students. Additional students are $12 each. Maximum of 30 students. Requires teacher helpers and supplies (i.e. scissors and pencils).
Puppets Add Punch
This is a delightful two-hour workshop designed for teachers and librarians. Explore the many facets of puppetry. Puppets can enrich any type of learning experience. Provides practical ideas, immediate application, live demos with lots of hands-on practice with oodles of simple puppets students can make. Cost is $450 for up to 25 participates. Additional participants are $15 each. Materials supplied as needed.
Start Your Own Puppet Business
Kaydee Puppets has Puppet People Kits available for purchase. Each kit offers complete how-to instructions plus all the necessary equipment to get you on the road doing your own puppet shows! Contact us for more information and pricing. Each kit contains: portable 8 foot stage; all poles, backdrop, scrim, curtains, etc.; a week of training in the Kaydee area (you provide room/board and transportation); and comment sheets (supplemental information for customers).