13 - 18+ yrs
Thu, Jun 17, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021
6:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Capture all the wonders of the deep and learn to make a working circuit all at the same time. Mermaid in a Jar is a 3-hour class that teach students how in integrate electronics into puppetry design. In class we will make some exciting tools to help with our circuitry project and then build a miniature toy theatre with a mermaid swimming inside.
Students will need to purchase a materials kit that will include all the electronics and specialty supplies necessary to complete the projects. Shipping is included in the continental US. Basic crafting staples (glue, scotch tape, paper) and tools (pencils, scissors, sewing rulers) will need to be provided by the students.
All pertinent skills to complete the projects will be taught and previous experience in electronic or puppet making is not required. However, this class should be thought of as intermediate in level. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
This single class is part of a larger 6 session class called Puppetry Plus Electronics = Magic. If you think you may want more check it out at seabeastpuppetry.com.
If there are multiple members of your household taking this class register together to receive a 30% discount for each additional person. It will show up on your bill as the sibling discount. This discount does not apply to the kits.
How To Participate
Attend class via Zoom video
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.
Reviews for Sea Beast
5.0 out of 5
Based on 6 provider ratings
Feb 11, 2021
Jan 7, 2021
The instructor, Kat, and her enthusiasm to teach her workshop participants all the skills they need! I had an amazing experience today! And, of course, learned a great deal! I will certainly recommend others to work with Kat or take her workshops. She is very knowledgeable and dedicated to her work!
She was perfect!
Making the Move to Online Session 1
Location: Zoom | Instructor: Kat Pleviak
Dec 8, 2020
I knew nothing about shadow puppetry before this class. Kat explains things so well, has fun projects to work on while learning techniques, and covers a lot of material in just a few hours each week. I'm so glad I signed up for the whole course!
How to Make a Shadow Show: Creature Feature Edition Session 1/Drop in Dates
Location: Online | Instructor: Kat Pleviak
Nov 11, 2020
She was upbeat and friendly and enjoyed talking with my kid. The art activity was wonderful and creative and the instructions were very clear.
Fantastic Puppets and How To Build Them Session 1 /Drop in Dates
Location: Zoom | Instructor: Kat Pleviak
Oct 30, 2020
This class was so much fun! The instructor, Kat, is very personable and made everyone feel welcome and engaged from the very start. She is super organized and made sure we had the materials list well ahead of time. I was really impressed with her ability to make a hands-on puppetry class work virtually. She did a great job making sure the camera angles worked so we could clearly see what she was teaching. The class was well paced with plenty of time to ask questions as we worked. I loved it!
Honestly it worked great just the way it is.
About Sea Beast
The mission of Sea Beast Puppet Company Besides their touring shows, Sea Beast offers workshops to students of all ages and professional development classes in areas of puppetry performance, design, construction, and writing. When they aren't teaching or performing Sea Beast is dedicated to presenting out-of-town puppet artists to the Chicagoland area through the curation of their puppet slam Puppet Meltdown and their puppet festival Oddities: A Curious Collection of Puppetry. The talented artists at Sea Beast are very proud and take great joy in presenting the art of puppetry and look forward to doing so for many years to come.