Kids & Family

At Home With Irish Arts Center: Puppet Making Workshop with Branar Téatar do Pháistí

A virtual puppetry workshop for the young ones


FREE 1 hour

Wed, May 20, 2020






Build and bring your own puppet to life! Marc Mac Lochlainn of Branar Téatar do Pháistí leads a workshop using materials you can find in your own home. You will learn:

• How to make a puppet out of paper
• Foundational puppetry skills, like how to make the puppet breathe, walk, and talk
• How to create a story with your paper puppet 

Materials to gather before the start of the workshop:
1. Newspaper (old)
2. Tape (any kind)
3. A wooden cocktail stick (or something like it)
4. A pencil
5. Some colored paper (optional)
6. A marker
7. Some books
8. Your hands
9. Your eyes
10. Your imagination 

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Age range: Recommended for children aged six and up. Younger audiences are welcome to participate, but may need assistance from a grown up. 

Branar—Telling Big Stories to Little Citizens

Branar Téatar do Pháistí is one of the leading theatre companies making work for children in Ireland, creating beautiful, innovative, high quality work that inspires children and their families. They tour work to venues and festivals locally, nationally and internationally—throughout Ireland, Europe, USA, China and Japan—and support artists to make work for young audiences through tailored programmes of resource-sharing and Tiny Show creation. They create opportunities for children to explore their own arts practice in school settings.

 Marc has been presenting workshops for more than 20 years.


At Home With Irish Arts Center
 is a series of commissioned work by our local and international artistic community as part of IAC's reimagined spring 2020 season. These events, and much more, will be shared on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and via email over the next several weeks.

Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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