The Gerwick Puppets
184 Hildreth Street, Marlborough MA 01752-2986
(508) 481-6260

 

PUPPET WORKSHOPS

The following three workshops are available for children and adults.

Puppets of Story Characters made by 3rd Grade Class Workshop

5th Grader in puppet show rehearsal

Recommended for up to 25 participants.

One Hour Workshop

All materials are included.

One hour and 20 minutes in length.

Creating a Play and Dialogue for a Puppet Performance

Kindergarten

Elementary Grades and Up

Participants make quality hand puppets for creative play and classroom use.

Puppets of chosen story characters made by a 3rd grade class.

Puppet Making

5th Grader with Her Own Puppet Workshop

All materials are included.

One Hour Workshop

Sock puppets are made for classroom use.

Work puppets are provided

Participants can use their own puppets

Effective communication skills 

Sock puppets were made by a kindergarten class.

5th Grader in Puppet Show Rehearsal Workshop

5th Grader with her own puppet

Develop voice skills for puppet personalities

Dialogue is created for each scene of the play

One Hour Workshop

Develop awareness for puppet stage presence

10 minute stories are reduced to their essentials

Learn basic hand puppet manipulation

Main action and characters are analyzed

Puppet Manipulation and Voice

One Hour Workshop

Sock Puppets Made by Kindergarten Class Workshop

Puppet workshops for children and adults in MA, RI, CT, NH, VT

Where does The Gerwick Puppets offer their workshop services?

Puppet Workshops can be held at any in location in New England and are open to both children and adults.

Puppet workshops were recently held at the following locations:
Recreation Department, Waltham, Massachusetts
Naquag Elementary School, Rutland, Massachusetts
Keystone Montessori, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Flagg Street School, Worcester, Massachusetts
Amesbury Library, Amesbury, Massachusetts
Art Alliance, Hudson, Massachusetts
Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, Massachusetts
ACLU Summer Academy, Mattapan, Massachusetts
Camp Maplewood, Easton, Massachusetts

What is a puppet making workshop?

The Gerwick Puppets provides all of the materials for a puppet making workshop which they do throughout New England. These workshops work very well with elementary school children from second grade and up and also with students in junior high school. The workshops also work well with adults. Note that we have done workshops for teachers who make puppets and then continue with their own workshops with their classes.

Puppet making can be integrated with reading and writing as children have to read the stories from which they are taking their puppet characters. If they are creating their own stories, there is a necessary writing component to this. Therefore puppetry can become an exciting and important part of the education process. Older students and adults can make specific characters which are taken from life, history and literature. Students can often use these characters to perform stories they have read or to create their own dramas, plays and puppet shows.

The Gerwick Puppets