Puppet Workshop Being Held At CALS Children's Library

Jun 27, 2013

A dragon puppet made by Jo Ann with elementary students.
Credit Jo Ann Kaminsky.com

Larger than life puppets can be created this weekend at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Children’s Library.

The workshop takes place Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Led by Jo Ann Kaminsky, a registered play therapist and Arkansas native, participants will work in groups on the giant puppets, building some with undulating bodies.

“The puppets that will be built this weekend can span 40 feet and require 3 to 20 people to operate. They are made with things like PVC pipe, wire, paper mâché and clay. They have moveable parts, wings, and moving bodies,” said library spokeswoman Lee Ann Blackwell.

Participants will learn how to work with a variety of materials to create the puppets.

“While you work on your puppets, participants will definitely be able to learn how to work with fabric, clay, wire, and lots of different materials that you may have available in your home,” said Blackwell.

The workshop takes place Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.  It's free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. To register, call 918-3879.