Classes and Workshops

Intro to Hand Puppetry Series

Looking to broaden your performance skills? MicheLee Puppets introduces beginner classes designed for actors, dancers, teachers and anyone who is interested in learning the basics of hand puppetry. This 3-session professional development series takes participants from the basics of moveable-mouth hand puppetry through the development of a character. Classes can either be purchased individually or as a series for a discounted rate.

Purchase all 3 sessions for $100. Fee includes one eyeball practice puppet.

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On-Screen Puppet Jam

 6pm-8pm (New Dates coming soon)

Fee: $10
Interested in TV or film puppetry performance? Come play with us on camera! In this informal night of puppetry exploration, beginner participants use our learning video monitor to try out basic on-camera movement, while experienced performers experiment on our advanced video monitor. All equipment is provided and instructors will be on hand. Bring a favorite puppet or borrow one of ours. No experience necessary.

Puppetry In Production

  (New Dates coming soon)

9am-2pm (includes a 30 minute lunch break)
Puppetry arts are prevalent in live theater, but can be challenging to navigate effectively. From high-end to shoestring budgets, if you are considering using puppetry in production, this class is for you. In this hands-on professional development class, participants receive resources and techniques for creating puppets, learn performance strategies, and learn how to direct for various puppetry styles. Professional puppetry artists, builders and directors will be on hand to discuss your puppetry needs.
Perfect for school productions or professional theatre.



Experiment in our Puppet Lab!

  (New Dates coming soon)

Fee: $10
Want to try your hand at puppetry, practice skills you already have, or just play with a variety of puppets? MicheLee Puppets’ “Puppet Lab” is for you! Whether you are interested in on-screen puppetry, shadow performance, or ensemble puppetry, these informal evenings are open to the public, with professional puppeteers on hand. All puppets and equipment are provided. Bring a friend and have some fun!
Click the Links below for dates and times: 
Onscreen Puppet Jam
Experiments with Shadows
Ensemble Puppet Play