Digital Learning Workshop | Ages 11+ | Online
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Live, Dynamic & Interactive! 

Learn about traditional Japanese Bunraku-style rod puppets by examining puppets and replicas from the Center’s global museum collection. Observe how teamwork is required to bring these puppets to life through video excerpts of master puppeteers at work. Then build your jointed rod puppet using nothing but recycled newspaper, masking tape, and craft sticks. 

Grade Level: 6th-Adult

Capacity: 35

Cost: $185

Program Length: 90 Minutes

Booking: Available on demand. Book whenever is convenient for you and your group.

Location: ZOOM

Puppet Activity: Newspaper Bunraku Jointed Rod Puppet

You will receive a study guide containing the puppet template to print and cut out along with a list of puppet-making materials each student will need to build the puppet during the workshop.

These materials are easy-to-find, low-cost items that can often be found in the classroom. The study guide also includes optional classroom activities you can choose to incorporate into your lesson plan either before or after seeing the program. (These optional classroom activities are different from the activities included by our instructor in the virtual program.) Additional study guide contents include suggested online and library resources regarding the program topic and a list of academic standards supported by this program.

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