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String Puppet Workshop

April 1 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Spring Puppet Workshop

Channel your inner Gepetto and come away from this four hour string puppet workshop with a 12 to 15 inch tall wooden puppet you can then bring to life. You will be assembling, painting, and clothing your puppet (wooden parts and controller will be prepped for each participant).

As a benefit for Ukraine, puppet maker Irena Gobernik is donating her profit from this string puppet making workshop. Gobernik, who grew up in Kazakhstan, has been carving wood since she was 16. She studied puppetry in Prague, known for its puppet shows and puppet making workshops. Her puppets, filled with personality, have charmed many in the art world.

Madelaine Shellaby and Ilene Dube have organized this workshop is part of our Artists for Ukraine fundraising project. Irena is donating her time and talents, with $70 from each registration going to the Ukraine Fundraising Project. The rest of the money will be used for the supplies needed to create the puppets and run the program. Money collected will go to Direct Relief International, a non-profit organization that provides medical and humanitarian relief to all people, regardless of political beliefs, and specifically to the people (women, children and refugees) of Ukraine. More information can be found: Direct Relief International.

Read what others are saying about the workshop:
US1 Princeton: Magic of Puppetry Meets a Mission to Help Ukraine
Discover Jersey Arts- Strings Attached: Puppet Maker Irena Gobernik and West Windsor Arts Workshop Have Ties to Ukraine

Cost: $250. Each registrant will be making their own puppet to take home.

Register for this workshop: String Puppet Making Workshop

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April 1
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Age Group
Adult/Teen (Ages 17+), Adults (Ages 21+)
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