Papier-Maché in a Two-Day Workshop

August 11th and 12th from 2pm – 4pm @The Clemente
Learn step by step process of making a Clay Mold and casting it with Papier-Maché in a Two-Day Workshop.
[$50 for Two-Day Workshop *Materials included] – For Adults

Construction and hybrid puppets manipulation Workshop by Carolina Pimentel

August 12th and 13th 10am -12pm @The Clemente

First Session: Hybrid Puppet showcase where you’ll learn about the materials, construction, and puppet manipulation.

Second Session: Each participant will learn how to build a small mask with thermoformable material.

[$50 for Two-Day Workshop *Materials included – Professional Development]

2-D Puppet Workshop for kids by Junktown Duende

August 14th at 1pm @ Norfolk St.

Ages 7-13

Use our templates, and simple tools & materials, to create whimsical 2-D puppets. Students will have the opportunity to stretch their creativity, decorating and coloring their puppet, add control rods, and present their work in short, fun scenes with themes of up-cycling and recycling.

"Dream Puppet" Making Workshop

August 11th to the 13th from 12 – 8 p.m.  @ El jardín del paraíso Community Garden 
(309 East 4th street, between Ave C – D) REGISTER HERE
Large Puppet Making Workshop with artist Marina Tsaplina and the NYC Disability and Arts Community. Help create 100 flowers for the body of a puppet that will protect an ancient forest.

Puppetry 101 with Aretta Baumgartner

August 19th at 7 pm (Online)
@ Puppet Fringe NYC Facebook page

Puppets have been used to tell stories since theatre began and can be found everywhere from stage to screen. Puppetry celebrates all aspects of the arts and is a “must-have” skill on every resume! Join us for this basic puppetry primer for adults that covers an overview of puppet styles and their cultural connections, voice/body/mind warm-ups, and puppetry basics using objects. Come ready to move and play!

TARGET: adults 18+, beginning to intermediate level. No puppetry experience required but some level of comfort with theatre and/or movement is suggested if no puppetry experience.

Aretta Baumgartner is a performer/teaching artist specializing in puppetry, mask, and movement. She’s been a professional puppeteer since 1992 and is proud to be the Education Director of the world-renowned Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the art of puppetry in the United States ( She’s presented thousands of workshops all over the country, performs nationally as a puppetry artist, and serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Puppeteers of America. Aretta is dedicated to using puppetry as a tool to unlock potential, passion, and story in every human she meets.

Disclaimer: The International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC is a production of The Society of the Educational Arts,, The Moran Group and their collaborators. None of these organizations are associated with The Present Theatre Company, Inc., The New York International Fringe Festival or FringeNYC.

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