Monday – Wednesday, July 8 – 10 @ 10 a.m. – noon
Cost: $100 ($80 for M members)
This is a three-day workshop | Ages 4 – 7

Dive into the world of puppets! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to build a fanciful character, or bring found objects and recycled materials to life? This is your chance to build, create and tell stories using the magical art of puppetry. Throughout the workshop, you will explore a new style of puppet-making each day, building a puppet to go along with each style you learn about. Each day will conclude with an opportunity to practice storytelling with your puppets, including an introduction to puppet animation.

Scholarships are available on request for half and full tuition on a first come, first served basis. Classes are free at the M for Native community members. Contact nariza@mmaa.org or call (651) 797-2571 for more information.

Kallie Melvin

Teaching artist Kallie Melvin is an emerging puppeteer and theater-maker. She was born in Kolkata, India and was adopted to the Twin Cities, where she has lived since she was a baby. Kallie grew up with an arts-loving family and participated in almost every kind of performing arts imaginable, but she found her passion in theater and dance. She has been acting in professional theater for over 15 years. Some of the companies she has worked with include the Guthrie, Mixed Blood, Stages, Children’s Theater, Illusion Theater, and Pangea World Theater. She has also written pieces that were performed at Illusion theater and in the University of Minnesota Duluth Home series.