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The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure - a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the hands-on Museum, as well as Distance Learning and Outreach Programs.
Two performance series host a variety of shows geared towards educating as well as entertaining audiences. Patrons of all ages will enjoy the productions in the Family Series. Most productions meet Georgia Performance Standards, and ...See All


Our mission is to touch lives through the art of puppetry.

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22 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Mon Nov 18 2013 at 09:30 pm EST
Last Log-in:
Fri Mar 25 2016 at 10:24 am EST
On Learn It Live Since:
Tuesday Feb 8, 2011
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Presented by Thom Stanley, puppeteer/producer for TV & Film Mon, Nov 18, 2013, 7pm - 9pm onsite and webinar Ages 14 & up (Intermediate) Learn the unique style of puppetry used in television and film. On-site participants will work with a monitor in front of a camera, discovering techniques that will allow them to connect with the audience, move with precision and control, lip sync effectively, and react as individuals and group members to allow their puppet(s) to act the scene! Virtual participants will use the chat window to ask questions and the video window to view the classroom exercises. Q&A with Thom will be offered throughout the program for all participants! Format: Hands-on
Presented by Tanglewood Marionettes Mon, Oct 28, 2013, 7pm - 9pm onsite and recorded for online viewing Ages 14 & up (Beginner) THIS IS A RECORDED SESSION. IT WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING FOLLOWING THE LIVE SESSION (OCT. 28, 7-9 PM ET). ALLOW 48 HOURS FOR LEARN IT LIVE TO POST. Tanglewood’s master puppeteers will discuss some of the construction and stringing techniques used when building marionettes, and then demonstrate the basics of marionette manipulation. Participants will be provided with professional-quality marionettes for the duration of the workshop. These marionettes will be short-strung to allow the participants to work them at floor-level. Students will begin with simple manipulation, such as turning the puppet's head or raising its hand, and then progress to compound movements, such as sitting or walking. Emphasis will be placed on encouraging participants to carefully observe real-world movement. The workshop will culminate with applying the movement techniques learned to express emotions. Format: Demo and Hands-on
Voice for Puppet Performance Presented by Amy Sweeney and Allison Murphy, Center for Puppetry Arts puppeteers Mon, June 24, 2013, 7pm - 8:30pm onsite and webinar Ages 14 & up (Beginner) This workshop will help any beginning puppet performer find the perfect voice for his/her character(s)! The session will kick off with fun vocal warm ups, and then trade secrets about getting “into” voices will be shared. The presenters will then talk about the challenges of doing a live voice with a puppet character and where to “place” your voice safely for different characters.