Winter is the perfect time to learn a new skill! And what better skill is out there than learning to puppeteer for all of your tik-tok, instagram, or YouTube Live videos?!
WHAT: In this 3-hour puppeteering workshop, you'll learn the basics of moving-mouth puppetry from professional puppeteer, Stacey Gordon. You will be led through skills such as focus, breathing, posture, movement, lip sync and emotion to help make your characters come alive.
This workshop is perfect for beginning and early-intermediate puppeteers, librarians, teachers, play therapists, or anyone who just wants a refresher on their puppetry skills. (If you come in with skills, we'll try to expand on those. If you come in with none, you'll get oh so many skills!)
AND with this special online workshop, you’ll be mailed a random set of Peepers puppet eyes with your reservation! (If you truly dislike a specific color, you can let us know in the comments & we’ll do our best to accommodate. Requests *for* specific colors likely cannot be honored, but we will definitely do our best to avoid giving you something you despise.
Although this workshop can be taken without Peepers, it’s ideal if you have them. Please note that if purchased on or after January 10th (for orders in the US), your order may not arrive in time, so please reserve your spot EARLY! If you are local to the Phoenix area, you may arrange a time to pick up your order and your shipping will be refunded!
WHEN: Sunday January 16th, 2022 from 10am -1pm Mountain Standard Time (Arizona’s time zone. Please consult your local search engine for the time in your area. Just type: “If it’s 9am in Phoenix, Arizona, what time is it in <major city in your time zone>?”)
WHERE: Zoom! Which means ANYWHERE!
WHO: This workshop is designed for ages 15 - adult. One purchase is required for each person in attendance. If you have a student younger than 15 who would like to attend, please contact us before you purchase.
TASKS REQUIRED: Holding your arm up for extended periods of time; watching yourself on-camera; muting and unmuting yourself when requested; opening and closing your hands; communicating in front of a small group.
EXTRA DETAILS/TECH: One purchase is required for each person in attendance. You do NOT need to be in the Phoenix area for this workshop, however you DO need a computer/device with a camera and microphone so your instructor can see and hear what you’re doing, You’ll also need a stable internet connection. Headphones are also a good idea (as in, please use headphones). You’ll receive an email from Puppet Pie with a zoom invitation/link the night before the event. Please check your spam folder and then reach out on our contact page if you haven’t received it 2 hours before the event. (Remember, if all else fails, your smartphone or tablet on a tripod is a fine camera, and please consult the diagram for an ideal set-up!)
NEW EXTRA-EXTRA DETAIL: If you already have Peepers that don’t wiggle (and don’t want a shiny, new pair), send us a photo before you order and we’ll send you a coupon code for $5 off!