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This program is FREE thanks to the generosity of Cory Gilstrap.

Puppet-making for Everyone is a free class for kids ages 4 and up with master puppet-maker Cory Gilstrap. Parents are welcome to participate and make their own puppets or help their kids. This event will also include two short films, Michael Jackson - Thriller (Sock Puppet Parody) and Sock Puppet Film Noir.

To make a puppet, you just need a sock, scissors, glue, and everyday materials like buttons, dried food, bottle caps, ribbon, and fabric scraps to create a face and dress up your sock puppet. If you want, you can go fancy and get materials at a crafts store like googly eyes, glitter glue, and crystals but you can stick with household items and make a great puppet.

When it comes to sock puppets, food is good for more than eating. Use dried food like macaroni and other dried pasta, breakfast cereal, and hard candy for eyes, a mouth, and designs. The Flatirons Food Film Festival website has a list of recommended tools, materials and decorations that you can use. Make sure that you gather your equipment and materials before the class so you can go, go, go once it starts.

Cory Gilstrap, interim Technical Director of the Schomp Theater of the Denver School of the Arts, has 27 years of experience working in television and theater.

For live viewers:

10:00 am Introduction

10:05 am Short films

10:10-11:45 am Puppet-making class

Those watching after the live events have occurred may do so at their convenience. A recording of this event will be available to begin streaming until midnight on February 5th.

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