Digital Workshops for Educators | Ages 8-14 | your-site

STEM Like You've Never Experienced It Before

Join a Center for Puppetry Arts puppeteer/Teaching Artist for a celebration of puppetry and STEM!  You’ll discover how Science curriculum (such as animal habitat and the weather) inspires some of our favorite puppet shows, and take a peek at the Technology behind the spectacle of those performances (including the computers, lights and sound systems we use to create our puppetry magic).  Glimpses at our incredible Worlds of Puppetry Museum will highlight the Engineering behind the design and build of Jim Henson puppets as well as puppetry traditions from across the world.  A Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ will celebrate the Math applications utilized in making your own one-of-a-kind puppet (shapes, angles, measuring, symmetry, fractions). 

NOTE: Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ puppet template and instruction sheet included with workshop (students to build the puppet on their own before the live and interactive STEM session). Can be customized to add on a puppet show experience and a puppet building experience.

Capacity: 25 Students

Duration: 1 Hour

Fee: $175 at your location or at the Center. $85 Online (live and interactive). Fees include the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ template and instruction sheet; additional charge to include a puppet show experience and/or a live puppet building experience.

Location Options: Available March 2021.

Mileage: Mileage rates apply if at your location. Outside Metro Atlanta, travel and per diem /lodging rates apply.

CPA A Baumgartner
Education Director
Aretta Baumgartner
Aretta is a performer/teaching artist specializing in puppetry, mask, and movement. She’s been a professional puppeteer since 1992. Aretta oversees more than 50 distinct types of educational programming and outreach. She is an active performer, teacher and creator of new works for puppetry. As a testament to her leadership in the puppetry community, Aretta was recently elected President of the Puppeteers of America.

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We’re so glad you are considering a trip to Center for Puppetry Arts. The Center is open with programming Thursday-Sunday with our Ticket Sales Office open 7 days a week from 10 am-5 pm.