Digital Workshops for Educators | Ages 8-18 | online
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Puppetry From Around the World

Program format and content are adapted based on the age group. Puppet building is OPTIONAL for middle and high school students. Students are introduced to other countries and cultures through puppetry. Students learn about puppetry traditions of China, Japan and/or Mali with the aid of a Malian Water Spirit Rod Puppet, Japanese Bunraku Rod Puppet, and Chinese Hand and Shadow Puppets.

Teachers choose two of the three countries for the program.

Students also view excerpts by master puppeteers from these countries.

Students are involved in Q&A as well as hands-on puppet building to make this an interactive, virtual classroom. A great arts and social studies lesson!

Puppet: Chinese Hand Puppet

Program Length: 60 Minutes

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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 9 countries.

Distance 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 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 distance learning workshop like this one?

Fill out the form on this page or call us at 404-881-5117 for more information.

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