Improve your Puppetry Art, Improve your Teaching Craft, and Earn up to 6 CPE Hours ONLINE!

Dear friends,
The global pandemic is keeping us apart but the show will go on. We have condensed our festival into a six-session online series during. Please join us for the following events:

How to Use a Variety of Puppets
July 12, Sunday, 2:00 PM
Greater Houston Puppetry Guild members will showcase all types of puppets and demonstrate how to use them. Bring your puppets to share in the fun! Educators earn 1 clock hour CPE credit.

Playwriting Workshop
August 9, Sunday, 2:00 PM
Presenter: John Grimmett, Artist and Educator. – Topics include: Making the familiar unfamiliar (ideas and concept), How to talk about fire (action), Organic intrusiveness (conflict), The heard vs. the seen experience (dialogue and economy), Beginnings and Endings and Middles (structure), On reading plays, inspiration, and stealing. Educators earn 1 clock hour CPE credit.

Puppets Through the Week
September 19, Saturday, 11:00 AM
Presenter: Pat Miller – Puppets can be your instructional ally throughout the week. Learn a variety of ways to use puppets in your curriculum and with classroom routines. Handout includes patterns and instructions. Educators earn 1 clock hour CPE credit.

Everyone Has a Seat at the Table
September 19, Saturday, 1:00 PM
Presenter: Pat Miller – All students will see themselves when you use puppets with world folktales. Three tales from multiple cultures will be performed. Handout includes patterns, bibliography and instructions for puppets and an inexpensive, portable puppet stage. Pat Miller taught with puppets throughout her 37-year career as a classroom teacher and school librarian, grades PK-5. She has presented numerous puppetry workshops and included puppetry lessons in her 20 professional books for educators. Pat has also published 9 books for children and enjoys reading with her 10 young grandchildren. Learn more at Educators earn 1 clock hour CPE credit.

Tale of Peter Rabbit – Make-and-Take Workshop
November 8, Sunday, 2:00 PM
Presenter: Joanne Schroeder – Make a glove puppet with 4 bunnies and Mr. McGregor. Joanne will demonstrate each step and present the completed puppet performance. This is a Make and Take Workshop. In order to receive your complete kit of materials from the presenter: Send $10. Make check payable to: Joanne Schroeder, 3119 Candle Cabin Ln., Spring, TX 77388. Joanne is a retired librarian, puppeteer and author of Fun Puppet Skits for Schools and Libraries. She makes and sells finger puppets based on children’s stories and songs. Educators earn 1 clock hour CPE credit.

Holiday Puppet Ideas
December 13, Sunday, 2:00 PM
Presenter: Wendy Freaney – Simple puppets for various holidays. Owner of Hat Candy Millinery, Substitute Teacher for Katy ISD, specializing in Pre-K and Graphic Design. Former preschool teacher of 8 years, Presenter for 15 years at Houston Puppetry Festival. Educators earn 1 clock hour CPE credit.

Zoom Link Will Be Emailed to Registered Participants Prior to the Event. Certificates will be mailed after the Training.

Have Questions?
Contact Jean Kuecher at

Registration Form to Attend Zoom Workshops and Earn up to 6 Clock Hours
NAME: ______________________________________________________
EMAIL: ______________________________________________________
PHONE: ______________________________________________________
ADDRESS to receive certificates: _________________________________

Make check payable to: Greater Houston Puppetry Guild
Registration Fee: $50
$50 includes Guild Membership/Renewal and Certificates for Clock Hours Earned.

Mail check and this registration form to:
Jean Kuecher
17515 Memorial Ridge Dr.
Spring, TX 77379.
Questions? Email or call 281-799-1398

The Greater Houston Puppetry Guild, a chartered guild of the Puppeteers of America, Inc., is an Approved Provider for the Texas State Board of Educator Certification.