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Fabric Sculpture Puppet Construction Workshop: October 3rd, 2021 @ 2 PM

This workshop has been postponed to October 3rd!

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Save the Date!  Join Atlanta area puppeteer and puppet builder Kevin Pittman on Sunday, October 3rd at 2 PM for an online two-and-a-half hour workshop on Fabric Sculpture Puppet Construction with a bonus tour of his workshop and puppet creations.

Learn how to build fabric-sculpture characters in many forms including body puppets and mascot characters, hand-and-rod puppets, rod puppets, glove puppets, and even marionettes.  We will cover the full process from initial design to acquiring tools and supplies to building each component of the character and fitting it all together.  A gallery of Kevin's characters can be found on his website at www.forestpuppets.com providing a sense of the design styles that will be presented.  The presentation will begin with a short demonstration of some of Kevin's favorite creations and a look around his home puppetry workshop

Kevin is a part-time professional puppeteer and puppet builder who has been performing throughout the southeast since 2003.  He makes all of his own characters and has presented on puppet design and construction at many puppetry festivals including Puppet Gumbo 2008, Port City Puppet Festival 2010, Great Regional Puppet Festival 2016, Great Plains Puppet Train 2018, and the 2009, 2011, and 2013 National Puppetry Festivals.

Date:  Sunday, October 3rd @ 2 PM

Location:  Online

Cost:  $10 donation to the puppetry guild suggested, but pay what you can.  All funds raised go to the guild's scholarship fund.

Sign-Up:  Sign up via Sign Up Genius

Virtual Puppet Guild Meeting: Sun, May 16, 2021: 6 PM - 8 PM

Our next meeting will be a virtual meeting on Sunday, May 16th, 2021 at 6 PM.

  • Special Guest: Leslie Carrara-Rudolph!!!!!

  • Plus general announcements and time for show-and-tell

Members, check your email for message from the guild mailing list that contains a link to sign up for the meeting via SignUp Genius.  Everyone who signs up will be sent details on how to join the meeting.

Virtual Puppet Guild Meeting: Sun, February 21, 2021: 6 PM - 8 PM

Our next meeting will be a virtual meeting on Sunday, February 21st, 2021 at 6 PM.

  • Special Guest: Decatur-native-who-hit-the-big-time Peter Linz

  • Plus general announcements and time for show-and-tell

Members, check your email for message from the guild mailing list that contains a link to sign up for the meeting via SignUp Genius.  Everyone who signs up will be sent details on how to join the meeting.

Virtual Puppet Guild Meeting: Sun, December 13th, 2020 at 6 PM

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Aretta Baumgartner
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David Stephens

Our next meeting will be a virtual meeting on Sunday, December 13th, 2020 at 6 PM.

We made it through 2020 and I want us to celebrate the GOOD STUFF that came out of this crazy year!?

Our special guests are Atlanta's own Aretta Baumgartner and David Stephens, who will tell us about the amazing and fun things they've each been working on this year!

We'll have plenty of time for Show-and-Tell!

Members, check your email for message from the guild mailing list that contains a link to sign up for the meeting via SignUp Genius.  Everyone who signs up will be sent details on how to join the meeting.

Virtual Puppet Guild Meeting: Sun, July 19th, 2020 at 6 PM

Our next meeting will be a virtual meeting on Sunday, July 19th, 2020 at 6 PM.

  • Special Guest: Rob D'Arc,  Seattle-based creator of an immense variety of puppets and masks, including Pop-Up Puppets he sells at Pike Place Market

Members, check your email for message from the guild mailing list that contains a link to sign up for the meeting via SignUp Genius.  Everyone who signs up will be sent details on how to join the meeting.

Puppet Guild Meeting: Sun, February 23rd @ 5:30 PM

Our most recent meeting was Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at 5:30 PM at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

  • Special invited guest, Jon Ludwig, to talk about the Center's newest show, Stellaluna
  • General potluck snacks and appetizers.

Sound like fun? Then be sure to join us for our next meeting. Watch for more details to be posted here and on our Mailing List.

P.S. The Center will be hosting a viewing of Disney's Pinocchio that evening at 7 PM, tickets required ($12.50 for non-members, free for members).  You can also come early and catch Stellaluna at 1 PM or 3 PM ($25 for non-members, $12.50 for members)