Digital Learning Workshop | Ages 4-8 | online
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African Folktales in the Trickster Tradition

Learn about trickster tales and the origin of Anansi the Spider. In this hands-on interactive lesson, students use pictures and movement to retell the story of Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermont.

Then students watch the African folktale Anansi and Sister Mud Turtle come to life with a shadow puppet show performed by Center staff accompanied by Nigerian drumming and narration! Students then compare “food cousins” from West Africa and the U.S.

The workshop culminates with a puppet-making activity where students make an Anansi puppet of their very own.

Puppet: Anansi Shadow Puppet

Program Length: 45 Minutes

Capacity: 35

Cost: $185

Note: Discounts are available for multiple orders.

Sara
Digital Learning Director
Sara Burmenko
Sara started her career at the Center in 2000, after receiving her degree in Education. Her first position was in the Education department, where she was able to combine her passion for the arts, as well as her love for teaching. Throughout her time at the Center, Sara took on many different roles, settling in the Digital Learning Department. In 2016, she became the department’s director and has continued to expand its award-winning programming. Digital Learning is currently in all 50 states and 88 countries.

Digital Learning FAQs

If you can’t come to the Center for Puppetry Arts, we can bring Center programming to you!

What is your discount policy?

Book 9 programs and your 10th program for FREE. This applies to hands-on, curriculum-based workshops ONLY.

What is your cancellation policy?

We do not charge for any program cancellations due to the weather. However, we do require that you reschedule. The full fee will be charged for cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice and for “NO SHOWS.” Foreign language programs require a 2-week cancellation notice. Call with questions.

Who can participate in a distance learning program?

Anyone with access to the internet can access our programming. We use the cloud-based Zoom Platform to present our programming. Don’t worry, it’s simple and we will send you complete instructions with your booking.

How do you book a Digital Learning Workshop like this one?

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