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Registration Open for Puppet Project Workshops

Houghton, Michigan – August 5, 2019. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts announces SUMMER PUPPET WORKSHOPS offered through The Puppet Project, August 12 – 17.

The Puppet Project is an initiative to introduce and establish the art of puppetry into our local culture through education and performances.

The workshops are offered by Trish Helsel, Associate Professor of Theatre, Michigan Technological University. Register now to learn how to make and manipulate puppets!

Students of all ages will learn to construct and manipulate various types of puppets. With themes provided by local poets Hugo Gordillo and Kelsey Carriere, the puppets will come to life telling stories of plants, animals, and music!

Classes are carefully designed for the age groups/school grades designated. Please register your child for the appropriate group. Grades are “rising,” meaning the grade they will enter this fall. A parent or guardian must be present for classes and the recital for children younger than Kindergarten age. Registration fees range from $20-30 and covers materials and instruction. Toddlers – 2nd Grade will engage in 2 workshops during the week, and older students are offered for 3 sessions.

To register visit the Michigan Tech Ticketing at: www.buyhuskiestickets.com and click on the link for Rozsa Center, and The Puppet Project Summer Workshops will be visible in the drop down menu. Select “Buy Tickets” for specific days and times for your age group. All registrants must sign a Michigan Tech waiver form upon registration.

The workshops will culminate in a recital performance for an invited audience on Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 pm.

Sponsored by K.C. Bonker’s, classes are offered in the Ballroom at the Copper Country Community Arts Center, 126 E. Quincy Street, Hancock. For more information or questions, contact Trish Helsel: (906) 487-3283, helsel@mtu.edu

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