Whether you are a puppet lover, parent, care-giver, educator, social worker, therapist, or expressive arts facilitator, you will benefit greatly by knowing how to make and use sock puppets! The process of making sock puppets with others is a wonderful way to build relationships as you design and create together.
Shelley will show you how to bring your puppets to life with puppetry techniques used by the pros. You’ll learn how to put your cast of sock puppet characters to work through a range of activities designed to:
Each video training module has its own downloadable set of instructions so you're never at a loss of what to do next! There are lots of cool tips to support you in the fun & creative adventure of making puppets with people of all ages and abilities.
If you’d like to connect with others who are using Puppeteria’s awesome workshop videos, join the Puppet Talk private FaceBook group and tune in to the weekly FaceBook Live video session. It’s your opportunity to ask questions and receive a little extra guidance and support directly from Shelley.
We look forward to welcoming you to the amazing community of people who are using puppets to make a difference in the lives of the people they live with or work with.
Shelley King loves sock puppets! Well okay - she loves all puppets, but sock puppets are her favourite. Why? Mostly because they’re so darn cute, easy & fun to make, and portable to carry around. (Yes, Shelley always has a puppet in her purse or pocket.)
Shelley has been using puppets in her life and work for a long time; as a parent, educator, social worker, care-giver, entertainer, and expressive arts facilitator. Decades of experience in working with children, people with developmental disabilities, survivors of abuse, community groups, and elderly seniors has affirmed many times over, the incredible benefits of using puppets not only as a source of entertainment and play, but as a tool.
A tool? Yes! Puppets are an awesome tool for building relationships, augmenting communication, problem-solving, storytelling, educating, self-expression, entertainment, and simply having fun & playing. In fact, this tool is so powerful and effective, Shelley has made it her life’s mission to share the processes, strategies, and creativity of using puppets with as many people as possible to help support them in the work they do with others. As Shelley is always saying, “Puppets are just too great a tool for people not to be using them!”
In 2013, Shelley started her business, Puppeteria, to share the power and magic of puppets with parents, educators, care-givers, social workers, and expressive arts facilitators everywhere. She offers workshops, artist in the schools programs, one-on-one “create dates”, intergenerational project co-ordination, community arts facilitation and on-line workshops, to reach as many people as possible.
Have fun exploring Puppeteria’s menu of on-line workshop options. Shelley is always available to answer your questions, coach you through a challenge, and support you in using puppets in your life and work.
Cynthia Mitchell, Life Coach, Educator, Speaker (www.sweetperspectives.ca)
What Happens Next?
Your “Sock Puppet” experience starts as soon as you click the "Get Started Now" button above. Once you click the button, you'll be taken to our secure checkout. After your registration is complete, you'll be sent an email receipt followed by an email welcoming you into the program and providing you with your login information to your course portal.
At the time of registration, you’ll receive a link to the “Puppet Talk” Private FaceBook group, where you can introduce yourself and get to know other Puppeteria students. Shelley will be checking in daily to answer questions and participate in the conversations.
You have immediate access to the workshop. It is self-paced, so you can work through the modules at your own speed. You have lifetime access!
Please check out the Q&A Section, but let me know if you have any questions that aren’t answered there. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone or text at 705-957-9030.
I look forward to meeting you soon!