Puppetry Playshop for Teachers & Directors

How can puppetry in the classroom help teachers educate students on global topics and help all students find their artistic voice? Join Aretta Baumgartner, Education Director of Atlanta’s renowned Center for Puppetry Arts, and learn how to open new doors to creativity and inclusivity through the use of puppets in the classroom and on stage. Participants will learn about the five basic styles of puppets and their cultural inspirations, dive into fun actor-to-puppeteer exercises and discover the basics needed to bring ANY puppet to life. Come ready to move and play!

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Friday 2:40 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Center for Puppetry Arts
    Aretta Baumgartner

    Aretta Baumgartner is a performer/teaching artist specializing in puppetry, mask and movement. She's been a professional puppeteer since 1992, and is proud to be the Education Director of the world-renowned Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA—the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the art of puppetry in the United States (www.puppet.org). She’s presented thousands of workshops all over the country, performs nationally as a puppetry artist, and serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Puppeteers of America. Aretta is dedicated to using puppetry as a tool to unlock potential, passion and story in every human she meets.