The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department is offering a Puppetry Workshop over winter break for kids ages 7-10. This four-day program is taught by Kathy Pudzuvelis, retired Professor of Speech and Drama at Mount Mercy College. It meets December 26, 27, 30 and 31 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Ambroz Recreation Center.
Students will make a papier-mâché hand puppet using clay, tissue paper and scraps of fabric, buttons and other trim for the puppet’s costume. They will make puppets, play with puppets (experimenting with a variety of character voices to bring their puppets to life) and put on a puppet show by the time the workshop ends. The fee is $37 for residents and $44 for non-residents.
Advance registration is required for program #203206-01. Call Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation at (319) 286-5731 or go to www.crrec.org to register online.