Workshop weekends

About the program

Three days of intensive training at Sandglass Theater

Puppet Building Workshop

Under the masterful guidance of Sandglass co-founder Ines Zeller Bass and Sandglass company member Jana Zeller, participants will learn the basics of a customized rod puppet. The process will include modeling a head and hand, techniques for painting puppet faces, and a fabric body. From this foundational structure students will develop and discover their own unique puppet characters. Get your hands busy and your imagination fired up in this weekend long immersion in the art of building your own puppet. This workshop is for adults (age 18 and up) of all levels of experience.

Introduction to Performing with Puppets

Sandglass Artistic Directors Eric Bass and Shoshana Bass will lead participants· through a number of exercises and concepts for breathing life into a puppet.· Through breath and the power of the imagination, students will develop skills for working with one-person and three-person puppets, as well as developing short performance pieces.

Puppets in the Classroom

Puppetry is an amazing means of encouraging expression in children, developing confidence, literacy, hand/eye coordination, team building and delving into the imagination.·Sandglass company members Jana Zeller and Shoshana Bass will share ideas and projects for grade-level puppetry projects, and how to emphasize and support your course curriculum with a hands-on process.

Workshop cost is $250 plus $25 materials fee. $50 deposit to hold you spot. Reserve your place in any of the April weekend workshops by contacting