Classes and Workshops

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NOW ONLINE! Puppetry Explorations for Teens and Adults with Unique Abilities 

Ages: Teens and Adults

Register by April 30th, 2021. A supplies kit will be mailed to you with everything that you need to begin classes on May 10th! 

You’ll love this carefully designed curriculum for teens and adults with unique abilities! Participants each create a puppet then work together to write and perform an original script. All classes take place on Zoom, and include a final performance.

Classes are presented in 6-week Sessions and PARENTS, BUDDIES and GUARDIANS are invited to participate for FREE! Space is limited so sign up today! This project is made possible by a grant from The Chatlos Foundation through United Arts of Central Florida.

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Workshops, Artist Residencies, and Consulting

Looking to enhance a lesson, engage your students, or need guidance in a puppetry production? We come to you! With over 30 years of experience in the puppetry arts, MicheLee Puppets can guide you through any of your puppetry needs. We offer:

Workshops for grades Pre-K-12th grade. These single day classes are customized to fit your schedule and introduce puppetry to classrooms, scout troops and more. Workshops may include making simple puppets and practicing performance techniques.

Artist Residencies for grades Pre-K-12th grade. These multi-day classes are customized to fit your schedule and can incorporate puppetry into any subject matter. Students practice teamwork, build simple puppets, and learn the basics of puppetry performance.

Consulting for all things puppetry!  Video production, stage production, puppet building, using your voice- if it involves puppetry, we can help.

Contact jamie@micheleepuppets.org to schedule your workshop, residency or consultation.


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. In this 3-session class  participants learn basic techniques for performing a moveable-mouth hand puppet, including manipulation, use of arm-rods, and the development of a character. Ages 13-Adult.

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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Experiment in our Puppet Lab!

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!

Due to Social distancing protocols, Puppet Labs have been temporarily cancelled. We are monitoring the situation closely and plan to resume activities when it is safe to do so.

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Puppet Labs are free to MicheLee Puppets Members! Click Here to become a member!


Puppetry In Production

Available upon request. Email jamie@micheleepuppets.org for more information. 

Fee: $60 per person (group rates available)

Thinking of using puppetry in your production? This class is for you. From professional theaters to school productions, there is something for everyone. In this hands-on professional development class, participants receive resources and techniques for creating puppets, learn performance strategies, and explore directing for various puppetry styles. Professional puppetry artists, builders and directors will be on hand to discuss your puppetry needs. This 5 hour class includes a 30 minute lunch break.