Many of you, like us, are fans of the Denizen Theatre in New Paltz, run by Kirsty and Andy Gaukel. Andy, who is a renowned puppeteer, puppet educator, and multiple grant recipient of the Jim Henson Foundation, will be offering programs for children this summer at the Denizen Theatre:
Wee Stories – a FREE interactive storytelling hour with puppet-making for young children. During each session, a popular storybook will be read aloud and explored through creative play and movement with puppets that kids can take home with them. (Scheduled dates: June 3, July 8 and August 5.) This program is geared towards ages 3-7, but children of all ages are welcome!
Summer Youth Workshops in Stop-Motion Animation and Puppetry:
Stop-Motion Animation workshops will be July 10-14 for grades 2-3, and July 17-21 for grades 4-5. Campers will be taught stop-motion techniques using a variety of materials. Their movies will debut at Denizen later in July.
Puppetry workshops will be July 31-Aug 4 for grades 2-3 and Aug 7-11 for grades 4-5. Students will study several puppetry styles; program will culminate with a performance for family and friends.
For more detailed information and to register, go to the Denizen website: www.denizentheatre.org.