Squallis Puppeteers offers workshops that are suitable for all ages. Great for in-school and in-classroom activities, and to deepen that experience of seeing a show and meeting a real life puppeteer.
For a longer, more comprehensive experience, consider a multi-day residency where students can work on multiple characters, larger puppets, or complete puppet performances.
Please note: we do not do birthday parties.
Squallis Puppeteers offers touring puppet shows for all ages.
Please join us on the first Saturday of each month during the school year for a family friendly performance and puppet making workshop at our headquarters on the corner of Breckinridge Street and Barret Avenue in the Highlands. Showtimes are always at 10:00am and 1:00pm, and puppet making workshops begin after each performance.
All performances are $5.00 per person, and workshops are $5.00 per puppet. Tickets available at the door.
2018 Camp Dates!
Here they are, the camp dates for Summer 2018. All camps are on Thursday, from 10-3pm (9-10am drop off, 3-4pm pick-up).
June 28th - Puppet Pets- CANCELLED
July 19th - Predators & Prey- Do you like nature shows? We will be making predator puppets with sharp teeth and sharp claws, along with a smaller puppet for it to stalk and chase. Instant puppet drama! YOU can pick your creatures. Come join in the chase.
July 26th - Gadgets!- Ever have an idea for a fantastic gadget you wish you had? We will be inventing wearable, make-believe gadgets made out of recycling and powered by imagination. What happens when you attach an egg carton to a wrist-band with a pipe cleaner? Time travel? Lasers? Mental telepathy? Join us to find out!
August 9th - Myths & Legends- Do you have a favorite character from a fairy tale or fantasy story? Now is you chance to make your hero, heroine or mythical creature to bring to life and tell your stories.
Who do you admire? Who inspires you during these troubling times? We are looking for those heroes who don’t wear capes: real people who have made a difference and can help guide us.
YOU are invited to participate to the Puppet Hero Parade Project. Starting April 10, 2018, Squallis will be hosting big puppet making workshops at our studio in PORTLAND. We are going to make five big puppets of heroes selected by YOU!
If you or someone you know (ages 8 & up) wants to learn how to make puppets, fill out the application at the bottom of this page.
These workshops are FREE, thanks to an Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 grant, which was made possible by the Louisville Metro Government in partnership with the Fund for the Arts.
The PUPPET HERO PARADE will debut as part of the Portland Festival Parade on June 2, 2018. This new group of puppets will also perform at the Portland Art and Heritage Fair in the Fall of 2018.
Squallis would never have survived for almost 20 years if not for the support of our family, friends, patrons, and our community.
If you want to be part of Squallis you can be, no matter what age.
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