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NAOMI KATES


Naomi Kates B.Des., D.T.A.T.I. graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design. With a graduate level Diploma in Art Therapy as well, Naomi’s work and interests range from puppet craft, her own puppet shows that are works-in-progress, and adult and children’s art workshops. She also teaches a course in Mask and Art therapy and presently works in the community with senior adults and children as an art therapist.

For more information about Naomi visit her website.

PARENT & CHILD ROD PUPPET WORKSHOP
Naomi will bring a few examples of this type of puppet and parents and children together will sculpt the head out of newspaper and scraps. We use lots of tape so the more hands the better. A flowing scarf or piece of material allows us to create the body and hand motion effects and of course we get to decorate and dress it afterwards.
Watch your own special character emerge as we make these dramatic puppets out of simple materials and see them come to life!
DATE & TIME:

TBA

LOCATION: Open Door Designs,
1597 Dupont Street, Toronto
AGE GROUP: people 6 and older
COST:

• $75 per Parent/Child (Limit of 2 children/$20 extra for second child)
• $40 for Children over 9 years (may be unaccompanied) (this includes all materials)

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs.
Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290. You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque by dropping by the store. If you would like to pay via Paypal, please email us and we will send you an invoice.
PUPPETRY FOR EDUCATORS: HISTORY & APPLICATIONS
In this workshop I will discuss puppetry and puppet craft as a historical genre, puppet as performance object, and then concentrate on its uses in education and therapy. I will identify a few pieces with their makers, and will discuss how they work as craft and how they function in societies through performance and uses in education with some notes about how puppets are used in politics, ministries and puppets in therapy.

We’ll include information on Cranky boxes, the history of Punch and Judy, scroll paintings, peepshows, play therapy, the differences and similarities between doll play and puppet play, a bit about puppet’s relationship to masks and narrated sculptures.

In the second section we will get into some real puppet making techniques for the classroom. We will concentrate on materials that can be made readily available and types of puppets that work well in class settings and for different age groups, focusing on elementary (below grade 8). It is not necessary to have any particular skills in art; just an avid interest and a need to apply it. N. Kates
DATE & TIME:
CURRENTLY BEING SCHEDULED
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Open Door Designs, 1597 Dupont Street, Toronto  
COST:
$180.00

Download Workshop Description click here
Download Registration Form click here
email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

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