Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,
February’s guild workshop was lots of fun and we got a pretty good start on our wanna-be puppets. If you missed this one, but would still like to complete a wanna-be puppet, the March workshop will be a follow up to finish what we started. The March workshop will be Saturday, March 15, at the SCERA Center, 745 South State. Please note that for the March meeting we will be meeting for the puppet show ($3/person) at 11 am as normal, but the workshop will start at 12:15 pm and go until about 2 pm to facilitate other activities scheduled in the building, and to help Nat meet his responsibilities there.
For those of us who are going to complete a wanna-be puppet, we are going to try to put a skit together using all of our new puppets for the annual workshop at the SCERA Center on Saturday, April 19. Anyone getting any puppet epiphanies (or even vague ideas) for a puppet skit theme please contact me. Critters that were started this month were a beaver, a dog, a gorilla, a snowman, an inchworm (if he is still available when I get back to the DI), and a turtle. As you can see, we could use more critters. So, mark your calendars early (March 15), find that perfect critter, and plan to attend the March workshop.
Thanks a bunch to Joe for his help and to Nat for making sure we have a place to meet.
Think great puppet thoughts and be assured that spring is really coming.
Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,
Here’s the scoop for this month’s “guild-only” workshop. We will be making wanna-be puppets. That means you need to find that adorable stuffed critter hiding in your house (child’s room, maybe) or in your local second hand store. Believe me, they will call out to you–just ask Lorie Hawley. If you cannot make a choice, you just sit on the floor and play with each of them until they let you know who really wants to be a puppet. We will then rip out its innards, create a mouth, and transform it into a workable puppet. Sounds like soooo much fun, doesn’t it? Lorie is our “wanna-be” puppet guru, but Joe has some quirky ideas of his own and will be leading this workshop in February (since Lorie is in southern Utah soaking up all that sun and warmth while we are all freezing our @$*^&. . . okay, so I digress).
Again, we will meet on February 15, at the SCERA Center, 745 South State at 11 am for the puppet show (remember that the puppet shows are $3/person), break for a quick lunch, and then back for the workshop at 1 pm. If you don’t find Joe, Nat, or me at the puppet show, ask at the ticket office or the main office in the lobby to find out which room we will be in for this puppet makeover.
Anyone still interested in making a spoon/fork marionette, please let Joe know and he has agreed to do a follow-up workshop. We talked about using March’s meeting to finish up either the wanna-bes or the spoon/fork puppets.
If you are not currently a member of the Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah, but would LOVE to attend this workshop, you are invited to this workshop for $5/person. Please bring your own critter and join us.
Think happy puppet thoughts—winter cannot last forever, can it?
Dear Friends of Puppetry,
Saturday, April 19 is our big Annual Puppetry Workshop open to everyone. This is an all-day event starting at 9 am and going thru 4 pm with a break at 11 am for the puppet show, then lunch, and back for more classes at 1 pm thru 4 pm. The puppet follies, open to anyone who wants to participate (5-7 minutes), will start at 4:30 pm. There will be some prizes given this year to first time participants in the follies.
The cost this year is $8/person or $20/family (up to 5 members of the same family). This also includes tickets for the 11 am puppet performance and the follies. Current Guild Members get into the workshop FREE, but will need to pay $3 for the 11 am puppet show–this is a SCERA production. The follies will be FREE for current members and paying workshop attendees. The follies will be $3 to the general public.
Dues for next year will also be due at this time. See me for membership forms at the workshop.
As we get a small break from the snow and cold (only to let in the fog), let us think something “puppety” to spread good karma all around.
Hope to see/meet many of you there,
Open the Link (above) to get the address, full details, and see who will be there!
It’s almost upon us. The Annual PuppetFest at the Orem Library. Join puppeteers from all over the state for a day of puppetry. It all starts at 10 am this Saturday and goes on until 2 pm. There will be a great variety of puppetry featured and I’ve heard they will even have popcorn! Hope to see you all there!