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Puppet Workshops

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resources by Yvonne Naylor

Puppet Workshops

Read about the content of typical puppet workshops that I run.

PUPPET WORKSHOPS

Here are the programmes for just two of the workshops I have carried out:-

THE USE OF PUPPETRY IN COMMUNITY RELATIONS (CR) EDUCATION

  • Introductions – names; experience watching or presenting a puppet play
  • Purpose – what each of us would like out of the workshop; Role as participants in that
  • Aim - Description of the workshop and what we hope to cover
  • The role of CR education within the formal and informal curricula; creating safe space; dealing with controversial issues
  • The role and use of puppets in CR education
  • Information about the different puppets and presentation techniques available
  • Making puppets in arts and crafts - relevant chapter in Different Tracks[1]
  • Description of the workshop and what we hope to cover
  • Loosening up Exercise
  • Presentation of a play (Involving a number of smaller groups considering how they might attempt the presentation of a play/story/scenario; deciding which puppets they want to use/make for their presentation; and practicing their play.) Each group presents their play to the others in turn.
  • Discussion - advantages of using puppets to help tell a story or to raise an issue
  • Closure

 

USING PUPPETS IN CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

  • Introduction to session - Using Puppets in Children’s Ministry
  • Hopes/expectation from the session
  • Making and Using Puppets; Practical demonstrations; Materials; Sources of information
  • Puppet Presentations – Using Puppets; telling stories from the Bible; raising moral issues; stimulating discussion
  • Writing Plays; Sources; Useful Publications
  • Finish

Programmes can be drawn up to suit the individual needs.

See my Gallery for photographs taken at workshops.

 

[1] ‘Hand in Glove’ from Different Tracks, (Belfast: Corrymeela) 2003, pp 66-108.