Artelle Puppets had a fantabulous time !
The Puppets Up International Puppet Festival hosted annually by the picturesque town of Almonte, Ontario wrapped up another super year of puppetry entertainment and family fun this past the weekend, August 7, 8 & 9, 2015.
Artelle Puppets has been involved with the festival since it first began in 2005. In the past we have performed puppet shows, offered workshops, volunteered our services, as well as sold our puppets.
This year the Artelle Puppets booth was located in a sunny spot just off Main Street, and happy customers bought a huge bunch of our hand-made puppets. During the festival we met a ton of super friendly people all enjoying the sites, sounds, and tastes, but mostly of course enjoying the many puppetry performances offered by top notch puppet theatre companies. You can read more about these troupes at www.puppetsup.ca
At the Artelle booth, kids and parents also enjoyed performing mini shows for each other at our table-top stage, a popular attraction for puppeteers of all ages. In the photo below, the Mr. & Mrs. Snowman hand-puppets made by Peggy Artelle are helping a young lady to put on a show at our booth during the festival.
Citizen Newspaper August 2015
"Puffoons" rod-puppets are another popular style of puppet sold at our booth. This 9-inch rod-puppet will be highlighted during an upcoming workshop on Saturday, August 22. Check the information below to find out about our Two Challenging Workshops coming up in the next few weeks:
Two Challenging Workshops: Presented by-
Peggy Artelle of Artelle Puppets and Donna Bourgeault of Sunny Shenanigans
Workshops take place at: JB Arts 64 Mill St., Almonte, ON
Tel: 613-220-3005 R
egister online at www.jbarts.ca
Saturday, August 15 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Ages 12 to Adult Fee: $45 per student
Students sculpt heads, features & hands from paper. A finish is created using a "brushed" papier mache method along with coloured tissue paper. Shoulder supports, fabric arms, accents & rods are added to complete an original puppet character. A theatre will be available for puppet performances! All materials included.
Saturday, August 22 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. Ages 8 to Adult Fee: $35 per student
Students use a wooden spoon, colourful fabrics, beads, & craft accessories to create their own rod puppet character. An introduction to hand sewing is taught as part of this workshop. A theatre will be available for puppet performances! All materials included.
For Workshop Series Contact:
Peggy Artelle at: Peggy "at' artellepuppets.ca Visit: www.artellepuppets.ca
or Donna at: donna "at" sunnyshenanigans.com Visit: www.sunnyshenanigans.com