Join the VIP club and become a Very Impressive Puppeteer!
The VIP club meets once a month on a Sunday from 3:00-4:30 at Andulka Park in Riverside, CA. (COVID permitting we might also meet inside at Riverside Studios 5950 Wilderness Ave, Riverside 92504). In addition to once a month meetings, children who wish to perform in our Day of the Dead show will have rehearsal more frequently in September and October.
This coming year we will be learning about puppets from around the world, practicing our puppeteering skills, finding our voices, and showing off our skills.
Puppets a la Carte strives to engage the imagination through child led improvisation. Our program offers lots of opportunity for problem solving, team work, and individual expression.
January 9: African Masks (crafting included)
February 6: Giant Puppets (Lunar New Year Dragon from Asia) Event sponsored by Inlandia Institute and Riverside Art Museum as part of Riverside’s First Sundays programming. This event is free and open to the public, not exclusive to our club.
February 13: Puppet related Valentine craft
March 13: Japanese Bunraku tradition
April 10: South American Finger Puppets
May 15: Body Puppets (Mummenschanz from Switzerland)
June (TBD): Marionettes from Europe and India
July (TBD): Vietnamese Water Puppetry (crafting included)
August 14: US Mouth Puppets
September 4: Rod & Stick puppets (Mexico) & intro to Day of the Dead puppet show (crafting included)
September 11, 18, 25 Oct. 2, 9, 16, 24: Rehearse for Day of the Dead puppet show
October 30: Day of the Dead Puppet Show
December 4: End of the year puppet celebration with object puppets (crafting included)
Yearly Membership: $125 for first child, $100 for additional sibling
Your VIP membership includes:
10 monthly puppet play dates in the park (3 include crafting)
1 Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) puppet show
6-8 rehearsals for the Day of the Dead puppet show
You may choose to pay per tri-mester
January – April = $50
May – August = $50
September – December = $50