2022 CONSTRUCTION & HANDS-ON CLASSES

 

Construction classes at National provide hands-on learning opportunities with a project you can take back home! These classes require pre-registration and a materials fee to cover your cost of supplies. 

 

Class sizes are limited. Register early for priority registration! 

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CONSTRUCTION:

FULL BODY PEOPLE PUPPET

Instructor: Linda MacAuslan

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $65 | Limit: 8 people (1 per group max)

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

You will use a pre-sewn kit to build your own full body moving mouth puppet with detachable legs using fabric, foam, hand sewing, and gluing. Kits will be beige or brown flesh tone fabric. 

Puppets Children Can Make and Use

CONSTRUCTION: PUPPETS CHILDREN CAN MAKE & USE

Instructor: Patsy Coffin & Linda MacAuslan

Friday: 1:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: $10 | Limit: 10 people 

Skill Level: Beginner

Make a small moving mouth puppet that can be easily replicated to make enough for your classroom of eager new puppeteers using fabric or paper bags. We’ll also discuss strategies for working with the children. Let's equip our youngest generation of puppeteers!

All materials will be provided.

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CONSTRUCTION: TURNING 
STUFFED ANIMALS INTO PUPPETS

Instructor: Patsy Coffin

Wednesday: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Cost: $10 | Limit: 8 people

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

 

We’ll walk through techniques you can use to turn stuffed animals into puppets. Please bring a medium-sized stuffed animal. One in the $10-15 range and with space for your arm works best.  All tools will be provided.

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CONSTRUCTION: COSTUMING FOR PUPPETS

Instructor: Laura Wray

Thursday: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost: $25 | Limit: 10 people 

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

 

Come make an angel costume and leave with the skills to make and adapt costumes for personalities and sizes – plus your own emergency costume kit starter! Scissors/hand sewing supplies will be available but you may bring your own or a sewing machine.