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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

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

Expert Academy on LiL
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.
This is prerequisite to Puppet Slam Primer.
In appreciation of your support of Sockly through power2give, please join us for this special behind-the-scenes webinar. During the webinar, you will hear from Jon Ludwig, Artistic Director and co-creator of Sockly as well as Jason von Hinezmeyer, Resident Puppet Builder, co-creator and designer of Sockly! Hear Jon and Jason speak about brainstorming, designing, and building Sockly, and take a peek at how Sockly is built! You'll also be able to watch Sockly in action and see how he is operated. This webinar is recommended for ages 12+ and will last approximately 45 minutes. This is a special event for Sockly donors. This webinar will be recorded.
The puppetry of Asia and Indonesia reflects a rich diversity of artistic expressions, religious beliefs, and cultural memories. Brad will discuss key elements of this art form and major challenges that Asian performers and puppet-makers face in the modern world. Ages 18+ (Intermediate to Advanced) The Center's webinar host will facilitate interaction between the Learn It Live audience and the on-site workshop presenter, Professor Bradford Clark. In addition, the webinar audience will receive a dedicated 10-15 Q & A session with Brad.)
Puppet Slam (noun): A curated collection of short-form pieces of adult puppet theater. After discussing what makes a great Slam piece, participants will divide into groups to brainstorm and develop their own short works. Ages 18+ (All levels) The Center's webinar host will facilitate interaction between the Learn It Live audience and the on-site workshop presenter, Beau Brown. In addition, the webinar audience will receive a dedicated 10-15 Q & A session with Beau.
Learn about different types of puppet traditions from around the world during this exploration of the rich culture of puppetry. Celebrate the intersection of geography, history, social studies, and the arts! Watch authentic and replica puppets come to life during this entertaining and educational hands-on presentations.
This hands-on, interactive workshop is geared towards anyone working with preschool-aged children. Learn about puppet design, building, and manipulation, as well as how to create a shadow screen and simple scenery. Ages 14+ (Beginner) The Center's webinar host will facilitate interaction between the Learn It Live audience and the on-site workshop presenter, Sara Burmenko. In addtion, the webinar audience will receive a dedicated 10-15 Q & A session with Sara.
Tabletop puppetry, a variation of Bunraku (the traditional Japanese style of overt puppetry), is a hallmark of all Thistle Theatre productions. This workshop allows you to experience first-hand this challenging and rewarding style of puppetry! The Center's webinar host will facilitate interaction between the Learn It Live audience and the on-site workshop presenters from Thistle Theatre. In addtion, the webinar audience will receive a dedicated 10-15 Q & A session with Thistle Theatre. Ages 14+ (Beginner to Intermediate)
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Recorded: Nov 17, 2012 at 03:00 pm EST
Celebrate American Education Week with a panel of professional of arts educators coordinated by the Center for Puppetry Arts! Panelists will discuss arts advocacy, describe their work in the field of puppetry/arts education, and explain how puppetry and the arts can positively impact your students’ life-long learning. Parents, educators, and education students welcome! This is offered via webinar only!
Join the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers for a fun and informal Q & A session. Frogtown is at the Center for Puppetry Arts from Oct. 24th- Nov. 4th performing "The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow." Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a small puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor, Maine, and comprised of three siblings - Erik, Brian, and Robin Torbeck. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain has performed at fairs, festivals, theatres, parades, schools, libraries, and some of the finest petting zoos on the East Coast. About the Company Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, founded in 2000, is a puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor, Maine, and comprised of three siblings: Erik and Brian Torbeck and Robin Erlandsen. The traveling trio has performed their original productions at fairs, festivals, theatres, schools, libraries, and some of the finest petting zoos on the East Coast. The troupe originally got its start in the Torbecks’ childhood home in Pennsylvania where the young threesome would put on shows with their stuffed animals and hand puppets. They soon went their separate ways for college and various job and life opportunities, but when Erik took a puppetry course in college, he was hooked...and the others were recruited!
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