STEM of Puppetry
Science, technology, engineering, math ... and puppets!
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.
Design and build shadow characters to play with properties of light and create special effects based in this centuries' old puppetry tradition! We can focus on interpreting specific topics— like cell science or monkeys — or open it to all creatures of the imagination! Extended workshops can include making short shadow puppet videos.
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.