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AchesonWalsh Studios

505 Johnson Avenue
Studio 16
Brooklyn, NY
Work in Process

Matt Acheson


AchesonWalsh Studios

November 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018
Tuesdays-Thursdays from 7pm-10pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm and 3pm-6pm.

AchesonWalsh Studios are offering puppetry workshops for those wishing to further develop their fabrication skills. Join us at our custom fabrication workshop in Brooklyn and gain hands-on experience exploring puppet techniques in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. We will share tips and tricks from our years designing and building puppets for some of the largest entertainment companies in the world. These workshops are ideal Christmas presents for the craftsperson you love (including yourself!).

Email with the name of the class in which you are interested and we will contact you with the dates and times available.

The Loisaida Inc. Center

710 East 9th street
New York, NY

Costume & Puppet Workshop

Earth Celebrations

February 24 - May 9, 2018
12pm- 4pm Saturday
6pm- 9pm Sunday

Wednesday’s 6-9pm (costume with artist Michele Brody)
Saturday’s 12-4pm (puppet with artist Lucrecia Novoa)

free – sign up to register! - fb message Earth Celebrations-Ecological and Social Change through the Arts
@ Losaida Inc. Center- 710 East 9th St. (btwn. Aves C & D)

Art/New York - South Oxford Space Lone Wolf Tribe Studio

138 South Oxford Street, Studio A
Brooklyn, NY 11217, NY

Puppet Sculpting Workshop

Lone Wolf Tribe

February 25, 2018
11:00am - 2:30pm

Tap into your creative potential by learning to sculpt your very own puppet! Limitless possibilities await you in this fun, hands-on carving workshop.

Working from a sketch or photograph, you'll transform a 2D visual into a fantastic three-dimensional character using LWT's “subtractive-sculpting” techniques, led by artistic director, Kevin Augustine.

Space is limited. Sign up today!

Drama of Works Studio

320 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY
Past workshop participant...

Drama of Works

Shadow Puppetry Workshop

Drama of Works

March 4, 2018

We will show you all our secrets on everything from shadow puppetry lighting, screen material and puppet building!

Drama of Works has a variety of experience in this form from traditional forms as well as more modern techniques. We will share all with you at this workshop!

Space is extremely limited!
You must secure a spot by getting an email confirmation from us and/or by paying in advance.
(When you pay in advance there is a $1.50 processing fee added to the amount.)

*We can not provide the materials to modify your own LED flashlight,but we will show you how. If you'd like to purchase one in advance and bring it to the workshop, you can use our tools to complete the process. We can recommend one...

Puppetry Plus Los Angeles Campus

8581 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 476
West Hollywood, CA
Los Angeles Puppet Making

Los Angeles One-Day Puppet Making Workshop

Roberto Ferreira / Puppetry Plus

March 11, 2018
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spend a day at Puppetry Plus making your own puppet. In this 7-hour class, you will cut, glue, and sew your own version of our monster pattern. Our simple and easy to follow design allows for nearly unlimited customization, so the character you create is really up to you and your glue gun.

At the end of class, bring your puppet to life by performing on-camera. (Warning: once you take this class, you may catch the puppetry bug. When you start registering for all of our other courses, don't say we didn't warn you.)

Assistance using a sewing machine is available, but it helps if you're a crafty person.

Drama of Works studio

320 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY
Blood Red Roses, shadow work by DOW

Drama of Works

Shadow Puppetry Workshop

Drama of Works

March 25, 2018

We will show you all our secrets on everything about shadow puppetry lighting, screen material and puppet building!

Drama of Works has a variety of experience in this form from traditional methods to more modern techniques. We will share our 15 years of experience with you at this workshop!

Puppetry Plus New York Campus

134 W 29th Street
New York, NY
Puppetry Plus NYC Classes

Beginning Professional Puppet Building

Puppetry Plus - Roberto Ferreira

April 6 - 8, 2018
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us for a 3-day hands-on workshop that introduces several ways of creating a professional foam rubber puppet. You will get a comprehensive overview of "Muppet-style" puppet building covering different kinds of materials and techniques, including both rod-arm and live-hand designs. You will go step-by-step, tracing, cutting, gluing, and sewing (both by hand and using a sewing machine), and on the final day, have a new furry friend to take home.

Student must be age least 16 years old to enroll. Assistance using a sewing machine is available, but it helps if you're a crafty person.

Tuition includes materials.

Puppets in Prague, Czech Republic

Holandska 20
Prague, --

Puppets in Prague Summer Workshops

Puppets in Prague

May 31 - August 31, 2018
on website

Puppets in Prague has two marionette workshops in 2018.

At our month-long AUGUST workshop, we offer you the unique opportunity to make a professional-quality wooden marionette and then PERFORM with it 6x at one of Prague's most popular open air theatre festivals.

We also have a shorter 2-week workshop in JUNE where you make a wooden marionette and participate in manipulation lessons.

All workshops are taught by a team of leading Czech carvers, designers, and puppeteers. We have taught hundreds of students from around the world for 19 years. In 2016, UNESCO put Czech puppetry on their list of intangible cultural heritage - this summer, come to Prague and learn about the rich puppet tradition that is still very much alive!

Applications and information at

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

1320 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA

David Lane

Wood Carving & Puppet Design

David Lane / New England Puppet Arts

June 13 - 19, 2018
9 am – 9 pm daily
$1150 plus $100 materials fee

This unique residency workshop will focus on wood as a primary construction material for building performing objects. We’ll work with traditional carving techniques as well as rotary power tools to create masks and bodies, and then get deep into the mechanics of joints and controls. We’ll look at various ways that wooden sculpture may be employed to create realistic notions, and explore more abstract ideas, delighting in the unexpected discoveries that come with a sense of playfulness in the creation process.

When we’re not engaged in studio time, we will have unlimited access to wander the halls of MASS MoCA and find inspiration in the work of Sol LeWitt, Anselm Kiefer, Franz West, Laurie Anderson, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, James Turrell and many other world class artists.

Tuition includes studio space, accommodations, and some meals.

Space is limited to 10 participants. Registration closes Dec. 15.

Buxton School

291 South St.
Williamstown, MA

2018 New England Puppet Intensive

Old Trout Puppet Workshop/New England Puppet Arts

July 24 - August 10, 2018
Arrive between 4 and 5 pm on the first day. We'll settle settle in and enjoy a picnic dinner. Orientation and the first session will begin at 7 pm. Departure is 10:30 am on the final day.
Tuition: $1750 plus $200 materials fee. Includes, home cooked meals and shared accommodations.

Join us for 15 days of vigorous training in the creative art of puppetry presented by members of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Instruction focuses on physical awareness, character development, ensemble building & puppet design. In addition, participants will work toward the development of original material presented at the end of the workshop at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

Sessions start at 9 am and go well into the evening. The fields and facilities at Buxton School in Williamstown allow us to work indoors and out, bringing our creative laboratory into the natural surroundings of this hillside playground. Several blocks of time will be designated as "time-off/artist-dates" when participants may choose to explore some of the surrounding arts and culture venues including Mass MoCA, The Clark, Tanglewood, and the Willimington Flea Market. 

In addition, participants will take part in a collective creation project which will be presented as part of the Berkshire Lantern Walk in partnership with the world renown Clark Art Institute.

The New England Puppet Intensive is open to puppeteers, actors, dancers, directors, designers, teachers, visual artists, writers, and anyone with a willing spirit.

The Sandglass Summer Intensive will take place at Sandglass Theater in Putney, Vermont. Our intimate 60 seat theater is housed in a beautifully restored barn from the early part of the 20th century. R

17 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT

Summer Intensive Training In Puppetry

Sandglass Theater

August 5 - 18, 2018
9 AM - 6 PM five days per week

Sandglass Theater offers a two-week intensive workshop in Puppet Theater this August 5 – 18, 2018. This program is for puppeteers, teachers, actors, directors, designers and writers who want to expand and deepen their skill and understanding in the art of the puppet.

Led by Sandglass master puppeteers Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass along with the next generation of the company, Jana Zeller and Shoshana Bass.

Center for Puppetry Arts, Online Classes

Distance Learning, The Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

online - anytime
-see website for details-

The Center for Puppetry Arts uses the latest technology to offer nationwide Distance Learning programs for PreK-adult through videoconferencing, webinars, and streamed content. Arts-infused workshops are conducted via videoconferencing and are tailored to specific classroom topics and curriculum for K-12 groups. For K-5, hands-on puppet building integrates with science, social studies, language arts and other disciplines to create a dynamic, interactive virtual classroom for a virtual field trip experience. Middle School/High School programs are discussion based. Programs complement national curriculum standards in language arts, social studies, science, math and other areas. The Center provides a comprehensive study guide and materials list for most programs.

Webinars (both live and streamed) and streamed workshops and lectures are available for teachers seeking demos and professional development (also available via videoconferencing). Streamed workshops are also ideal for anyone interested in learning about puppetry.

The Distance Learning Team @ Center for Puppetry Arts

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.