The National Capital Puppetry Guild and Office of the Arts
Presents Inaugural Puppet Makerfest 2017
For Immediate Release: October 11, 2017
The National Capital Puppetry Guild in collaboration with
The Office of the Arts, will present a Puppet MakerFEST 2017, on Saturday,
October 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.
Master puppeteers will hold puppet-making workshops and host puppet shows
throughout the day. The Puppet MakerFest
is collaboration between the National Capital Puppetry Guild and the Office of
Entrance ticket allows you to attend one of the two puppet
shows of “Trickster Tales” by Barefoot Puppets, Richmond, VA along with
experiencing the Puppet Petting Zoo and other puppetry displays in the
lobby. Bring your creative ideas for a
puppet you wish to create.
Children 2 years and younger are FREE. All children must be
accompanied by at least one adult. To purchase entrance ticket visit http://bit.ly/2vSKXRd
Four (4) puppet making workshops are offered throughout the
day. If you wish to add on a workshop,
the cost is $5 per builder and per adult, per workshop. One puppet per child, however, children must
be accompanied by at least one adult. To make your workshop reservations
online, visit www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac,
select activity number:
- Ages 2- 8. Simply puppet making workshop. Create your own
puppet friend to take home. The workshop
begins at 11 a.m. Puppet show will
begin at approximately 12:30 p.m.
- 255211-09 – Puppet MakerFEST – Workshop 1 – Rooms 3 and 4,
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- 255211-09 – Puppet MakerFEST – Workshop 1 – Rooms 3 and 4, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Ages 8-12. Have you ever wished of owning a marionette? National
Capital Puppetry Guild President, Jeff Bragg, will lead you through the
creation of your very own marionette from a stuffed toy.
- 255211-10 – Puppet MakerFEST – Workshop 2 – Room 2, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- 255211-11 – Puppet MakerFEST – Workshop 3 – Room 2, 1:30
- Not to worry if your child is too young to make a puppet. Make a memory and help your child create
their first puppet. UpCycle Creative Reuse
Center representatives will help participants select reuse materials from the
Tinker Time carts to design and create their own sock puppets. Socks provided;
1 sock per paid participant.
- 255211-13 – Puppet MakerFEST – Workshop 4 – Room 5, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Durant Arts Center is managed by the Office of the Arts,
a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. For
additional information contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565, firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit alexandriava.gov/Arts.
For additional information about the National Capital
Puppetry Guild, contact Jeff Bragg at 703.424.5553 or email@example.com.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.