Arts for All Abilities
We believe the arts should be accessible to all, and that every student's experience benefits from universal design.
Any of the above workshops can be tailored for any ability. Z Puppets artists are certified by the Autism Society of MN to work with people on the ASD spectrum, and have extensive experience working with the Down Syndrome Association of MN, Epic Enterprises, and Midwest Special Services. We would love to talk with you about the special needs of your clients and how to construct an inclusive workshop or residency experience.
Do you wish your family could join the Quest for Calm?
Learn creative tools for finding calm with Minneapolis artists, Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, and their Monkey Mind Pirates workshop combining puppets, music and yoga. The fun story, catchy music and loveable characters engage youth of all abilities with simple, easy to use techniques for navigating the stormy seas of stress, distraction and anxiety.
Get the whole family moving with this mix of puppets, music, and yoga fun. Find calm with your children through Z Puppets' original songs, lovable characters and playful approach. Learn basic poses, playful games and creative techniques to do every day or anytime you need to navigate stormy seas. Turn your family’s “Arghs” into “Oms” with the Monkey Mind Pirates! You are welcome to bring your own mat or use one of ours.
Experience the healing power of laughter with Z Puppets Creative Director and certified Laughter Yoga instructor Chris Griffith. Through a mix of games and exercises, we will engage each other in creative play.
Using STEM curriculum, our “Lab” provides a dynamic hands-on opportunity for youth ages 6+ and their adult companions to explore science, technology, engineering and math while making a puppet they can take home.
Youth ages 6+ and their adult companions have hands-on opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering and math while making a puppet they can take home. Drop into the Puppet Lab and become a Scient-Artist! Experiment with physics, math, engineering and your imagination. Go home with the power of puppets.
Take recycled objects and bits and scraps of arts materials, follow the Puppet Lab formula for creative experimentation, mix in your imagination and Voila! Eureka! Zoinks! You may invent a fantastic gizmo or out of this world creature to take home with you.
Explore the curious world of blacklight. Test colors, tinker with materials and shapes to find the glow! Follow the Puppet Lab formula to design and engineer a critter to take home with you.
Play with creating characters and stories from shadow and light, mixing techniques from the thousands-of-years old traditions with 21st Century special effects. Learn how to turn images and ideas into shadow action.
Discover what makes a common, ordinary sock come alive with character. Follow the Puppet Lab formula for using simple materials to make faces and experiment with expressions and see who appears in your hands.
Shrink the world down to size with Toy Theater! Using simple materials — paper, cardboard, magazine cut outs, markers — combine 2-D and 3-D design to make changing backdrops, set pieces and puppets. Then, the stage is yours to act out story upon story.
Additional supply fees may apply.
Take a trip around the world and throughout the ages to learn the tricks of turning sticks, cloth, string and even your own hands into fun characters. In this hands-on exploration of our handmade puppets, each participant will experiment with the formula: imagination + technique = magic!