Duckie provides fun, educational workshops for kids in puppet making and drama performance.
The focus of these workshops is giving children the practical foundation skills in making and performance, while enabling and encouraging them to exercise their own unique and individual creativity. Workshops have been performed in Australia for companies such as Erth, Artspark and the Department of Education, as well as for Dili International School & Ba Futura in Timor Leste. In Germany workshops have been delivered at the Berlin Metropolitan School, FEZ, Freiburg Messe & Zirkus Cabuwazi.
They have also been held for several organisations in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia including Bina Cita Utama, Sekolah Dasar Sukamulya, Sekolah Dasar Negeri Sei Gohong, Panti Asuhan Kristen Agape (Banturung Orphanage), Sekolah Dasar Habaring Hurung,
Sekolah Dasar Negeri & Percobaan Palangka Raya.
Workshops can be tailored for children of different age groups, styles and lengths. Content may include rudimentary puppet making, general drama performance and puppetry manipulation. Workshops are taught in English, partial German or with the use of a translator. For workshops that include puppet making, a materials budget will be required.
Some example classes include:
Paper puppet making & performance (2 hours, teenage level) – info
Object theatre (1.5 hours, mixed ages) – info
An introduction to the basics of puppetry (1 hour, primary school) – info
Lantern puppet making (1.5 hours, upper primary school) – info
Giant puppet making (1.5 hours+ upper primary – teenage) – info
Mask & rod puppet performance (1.5 hours mixed ages) – info
Workshops were developed by Shani Moffat, with input from Aesha Henderson, Matina Moutzouris and Curious Legends.
All types of workshops are currently tour ready.