Halloween Workshop

Make a Monster Finger Puppet

Dear Puppet Guild and Friends of Puppetry,

Summer has wrapped itself up too quickly and we are entering that magic time of Fall and Holiday events. With that thought, we hope you will make plans to join us on Saturday, October 9, starting at 9:30 am for a fun HALLOWEEN themed puppet workshop and puppet shows at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center (58 S 100 W, Brigham City, UT). There will be some make-n-take puppets, show and tell time (bring your latest project and we’ll inspire each other), practicing puppet techniques, and puppet shows! And lots of visiting and catching up!

The Cost

– $2/person or $5/family *workshop (shows are included with workshop fee)

– $2/person or $5/family if you come just for the puppet shows in the afternoon.

*(puppet making may require additional $2/project if you choose to do more than one make-n-take project.)

Here is the schedule we have planned:

  • 9:30 am – Meet and greet and Puppet Show and Tell time
  • 10-11:30 am – Choose from a variety of puppet crafts. We will have sculpted face finger puppets, and talking bottle puppets, as well as, demos for a few other puppet types.
  • 11:30 to 12 noon – Learn Puppet performance techniques. We will have a few jokes, stories, rhymes, and songs for puppets to move to.
  • 12 noon to 12:30 pm – Lunch break Bring a sack lunch, enjoy a group order of Pizza or sandwiches (lots of fast food nearby) or eat out.
  • 12:30 to 1:30 pm – Puppet shows: Pumpkinella by Carla Schulz (Paradise Puppetworks), Mother Ghost Stories by Shelby Rickart, and Bedtime Stories by the Fine Arts Center
  • 1:30 to 2:30 pm – Meet the Puppeteers.

** We are asking folks to wear masks when working together (outside of family groups), and to help us use social distancing, or wear masks for the shows.

Hope to see you all there!

Coyote Dances with Raven

Coyote Dances with Raven

Coyote Dances with Raven
March 14th, 2020

Join us for this delightful trickster tale from Southwestern America. Coyote thinks he can do anything he wants, but his tricky ways just get him into trouble. Find out what happens when he tries to teach the ravens how to dance!
This 20 minute show will be shown twice: 1:00pm and 2:00pm
“Meet the Puppets” activity directly after the show!
Adults $7
Children (under 5)  $3
Puppets in the City Studio
193 West 2100 South, SLC

Tickets available at the door, or pre-pay on our website.

Laughing Cactus Puppet Workshop March 14, 2020 at the DiFiore Center, 307 N Main, St. George, UT

On March 14, 2020 the Laughing Cactus Puppetry Guild, serving members in St. George and there about, is planning their annual puppetry workshop at the DiFiore Center, 307 N Main, St. George, UT. They will start out with workshops for kids from 10 – 11:30. Then from 1:00 to 4:00 pm you can help make/finish seagull parade puppets – not a “make-n-take” but helpful support for a local project (and a great learning event). Puppet performances start at 4:00 pm. To register or for any questions, call the DiFiore Center (435-673-4206)

Lorie added this note to all:

Hello- so here is the lineup for this years Puppet Workshop down south. I’m keeping it simple- a morning for kids making their choice- sock, glove, maybe wannabees, scarf marionettes. The afternoon we will work on making some seagull parade puppets. Then a performance. Simple. Love to see anyone who wants to venture down this way!!


Plastic Bottle Puppets April 21

April 21

Northern Utah Puppetry Guild and Brigham City Fine Arts Center at 58 S 100 West, Brigham City, UT, are offering a workshop to finish up some of the puppet projects we have all started and then put aside for many reasons. It’s called “Sit, Chat, and Finish That” starting at 9:00 am to 11:00 am. It will be just a fun day of finishing up at least one puppet project you have started or need some help to complete. Then for everyone there will be a fun workshop from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. We can break for a sack lunch or order out, and return for puppet shows at 1:15 pm. If you would like to perform, call Susan (435 723-2487) and plan to perform a short 10-15 minute show. The puppet museum will be open in the afternoon also.
For more information on the recycled bottle puppets go to www.bcfineartscenter.org  They’re asking $2 per person or $5 per family to cover costs. Also, please register online to ensure enough supplies are available for everyone. 

April 15 – Shadow Puppet Workshop with Randel McGee

April 15

Also, everybody here’s another SAVE THE DATE!  April 15, 2020  Shadow puppet workshop and show  Santa Clara branch of the Washington county public library, 1099 Lava Flow Drive, St. George, UT. 4-5:30 workshop making and rehearsal of shadow puppet show  6 pm show for the public 
Randel McGee will lead the workshop and production  Limited to 16 participants  Call Santa Clara library (435 986-4032) to reserve spot.

Puppet Happening in SLC

Sock Puppet Workshop

Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,

Join Puppets in the City for some Holiday fun!
Bring the festivities home this Holiday Season with your own festive sock puppet! 
They sing, dance and bake cookies (well, maybe lick the icing…).
You can make a puppet for any holiday you celebrate:
Solstice, Hanukkah, Kawanzaa, Christmas or whatever!      
$15.00 per puppet. 
December 14th 10:00am-12:00pm

Puppet Show
The Aliens who Stole Christmas
Two aliens have landed on Earth to discover why Christmas makes people happy, and to steal some of that happiness to cheer their own glum planet. Join them as they discover that the real happiness comes from being together and sharing love. December 21st
1:00 and 2:30 PM (same show performed twice)
Adults    $10                 
Children (under 12)   $5
Seating is limited! Get your tickets today!
Combine the show and workshop, get both for $20.00!! 

Workshop and Show both at:
Puppets in the City Studio
193 West 2100 South, SLC
For tickets and more information go to

October Puppet Workshop

Dear Guild Members and Friends of Puppetry,

Can you believe that summer is gone, kids are already back in school, and tomorrow we are into October already. Time to think Halloween activities and Shelby is right on top of it. This just in from Shelby Rickart in SLC.

Join us for this monster-ously fun workshop. Socks and material will be provided. Make a new friend for the scary season.
$15.00 per puppet
Oct. 12th 10:00a-12:00p
193 West 2100 South, SLC

To register ahead or if you have questions, call Shelby Rickart at 801 554-4257.


Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah Annual Workshop

Above is the workshop schedule for the Annual Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah Workshop held at the SCERA Center, 745 South State, Orem, Utah on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Registration is from 9:30 to 10:00 am at the SCERA Center box office. Classes start at 10:00 am and go until 3:55 pm. The Follies will follow right after at 4:00 pm. Workshop registration fees are $8/person or $25/family (up to five members of the same family). Follies are free with a workshop registration, or $1/child, $2/adult, or $6/family.

Some classes are demonstration only, and others may require you to bring things like long socks, or your favorite stuffed animal (who really wants to be a puppet), or a small materials fee. Check the flyer for details or contact Joe Flores at joefloresartist@gmail.com if you have questions.