Homeslice Puppetry

The Northampton Parks & Recreation Department is excited to work with Homeslice Puppetry this summer where kids will have a chance to explore their creative skills with the help of a professional puppet builder. Each program will break down a different style of puppetry and kids will learn and develop new skills as they create take home puppets!


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The Puppet Show!

For:        Ages 8-12 
Days:     Monday – Friday
Dates:   June 24 – June 28
Time:     9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
Fee: $170 residents (non-residents add $10)
Instructor: Homeslice Puppetry Staff

Have you ever wanted to put on a puppet show? In this class we will create an entire puppet show from beginning to end. Students will turn a story into an entire show, which they will then perform for their parents on the final day. In the class we will build our puppets using foam and mechanisms. Students will learn to create a character, how to develop them through design, choice of materials, and manipulation of your puppet. We will also learn about all of the elements that go into creating a show and build our own theater. Have fun in this class letting your inspiration and creativity run wild.



Crank it Up!

For:        Ages 8-12 
Days:     Monday – Friday
Dates:   June 24 – June 28
Time:     1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
Fee: $170 residents (non-residents add $10)
Instructor: Homeslice Puppetry Staff

Way back at the turn of the century there was a popular form of storytelling called a Crankie or Moving Panorama. In the last decade this archaic style has made a resurgence in the world of puppetry by incorporating shadow puppets into the performance. In this class each student will build their own Crankie Theater, create a story on a scroll, and build all the shadow puppets needed to tell their story. Students will also learn to create different types of shadow puppets, and how to create complex stories and effects with very simple tools. Once you have your theater and these tools, the possibilities are endless!


The Puppet Show & Crank It Up Full Day

**If you cannot decide which Homeslice Puppetry program to choose and want a full day option, you can sign up for both programs, which will include lunch supervision (you need to pack a lunch) and
a discount for signing up for both programs.

For:        Ages 8-12 
Days:     Monday – Friday
Dates:   June 24 – June 28
Time:     9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
Fee: $300 residents (non-residents add $10)
Instructor: Homeslice Puppetry Staff