Parade Puppet Workshop!

UPDATE: The April workshop is SOLD OUT! (But we will do this again in Sept!)

April 13th 3:30-5:30pm & April 14th 1-3pm (both dates needed to finish your creation)

At The Cherry Gallery – 130 Cherry St, Ithaca.

We will have another round of workshops on Sept 28 & 29 at 1-3pm if you can’t make the April dates.

Make your own lightweight giant parade puppet in this 2 part workshop with Lily (Silly) Gershon – director of Lilypad Puppet Theatre.

These puppets are very light – even kids can wear them and dance around. This workshops is intended for adults or older kids. Kids are welcome to come but will need an adult to assist them.

We will be using cardboard to create a base for our puppet head, then adding details and paper mache. We will create hands (or paws/claws/fins depending), hair, and accessories out of reclaimed materials. We will then mount our puppet on a wooden pole that sits inside a backpack. We will choose costumes for our puppets (with the option to make your own if there is time).

Everyone will be invited to come parade with Lilypad Puppet Theatre! (details on parade times TBA)

Limited Space – please do buy tickets in advance as we only have room for about 15.
$15 – $25 (No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, just get in touch!)


This workshop was made possible (in part) with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership.