West Coast Collaborative Puppetry Arts Conference 2017 / July 27 - 31, 2017
Workshops / Update
Workshop: The Art of the Themed Multi-Pocket Puppet Story Apron with Jennifer Aguirre
The themed multi- pocket puppet story apron is an interactive visual storytelling presentation where children point to a pocket and the puppet inside comes delightfully to life through story, verse, or song, cultivating a sense of awe, wonder, and joy in the natural and fairytale worlds. The apron serves as a wearable stage and the theme to the apron can be anything.
Participants in this class will make a themed pocket story apron and some wool fleece puppets to compliment it. We will explore the wide range of ideas and ways to bring this creative, interactive and portable stage alive to the delight of audiences.
Please bring a short poem or nursery rhyme (preferably memorized) that compliments your theme ideas along with a sewing kit.
Jennifer Aguirre lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Sonora, Ca. She has been teaching and developing a grades puppetry curriculum at the Sierra Waldorf School since 1998 and bringing puppet performances to the kindergarten(s) and festival life of the school since 1993. She has been performing her 8 themed puppet pocket story aprons in a variety of community wide venues for over 20 years and enjoys teaching the puppetry arts to adults. She lives in a restored Goldrush era home with her husband and where they raised their two grown children.