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Saturday: String Puppet Making Workshop [Teens 16+ & Adult]
04/01/2023 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM ET


Adult Classes + Workshops


West Windsor Arts
952 Alexander Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550


Channel your inner Gepetto and come away from this four hour 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 artworld.

Madelaine Shellaby and Ilene Dube have organized this workshop is part of our Artists for Ukraine fundraisng project. Irena is donating her time and talents, with $70 from each registration will be 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.

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