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The Puppet Show: Youth Summer Art Camp!

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July 11 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Do you have a love of theater and art? Have you ever wanted to put on your very own puppet show? The Farnsworth summer camp experience offers artists ages 8 and up an opportunity to work with puppeteer Eric Weiss to create your own puppet show!

Throughout the week, students will collaborate to create a complete show from beginning to end. Students will create three different types of puppets while learning the basics of character design through the use of elements such as color, material choice, and puppet movements. They will write their own story and turn it into a complete puppet show- including puppets and a cardboard theater. On the final day they will perform their show for their parents and friends. Have fun in this summer camp letting your inspiration and creativity run wild!


Eric Weiss is a teacher, puppet builder, sole proprietor of Homeslice Puppetry. He specializes in building custom puppets and teaching puppetry classes and workshops. Eric is also an award winner in professional puppet building from BJ Guyer and the Stan Winston School of Character Arts. He was a Teacher and Program Coordinator with an outdoor and experiential education program called Nature’s Classroom for 15 years as well. Although primarily self-taught in the field of puppetry, he has been building and teaching puppetry for around 18 years. Eric is on the board of PIET (Puppeteers in Education Therapy), The South Hadley Cultural Council, and an active member of the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry; the National Capitol Puppetry Guild, President; founding member of the Western Massachusetts Puppetry Guild, and is the Northeast Regional Director for the Puppeteers of America.

Cost: $350; $315 for members

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Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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