Jenny's teaching artist career started nearly ten years ago in Italy and Hong Kong where she ran theatre based workshops with ESL students. She has since shared her passion for puppetry with students of all ages at such New York City organizations as: Arts Connection, The Jim Henson Foundation, Museum of the Moving Image, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Curated Care, JCC Manhattan and YM and YWHA of Washington Heights.
Puppetry is a powerful vehicle for storytelling, as it exudes boundless creation. It can be used as a vessel to delight, to revolt, to challenge, and to unite. Jenny ignites that power of puppetry in each and every one of her students.
Workshops for young people offered in person (NYC area only for in person due to COVID-19 precautions) and online:
Puppet Playtime (ages 2-5). Move and groove and listen to silly stories with Miss Jenny's puppet pals. Each session includes different themes such as shapes, fairy tales, outer space, animals and more. For the older ones, we can add some puppet making at the end! (30 to 45 minutes)
Rod Puppet Explosion! (ages 8-14). Create your own one of a kind rod puppet by sculpting with paper and tape! Students will also learn how to perform with their creations.
Hand Puppetry Basics! (ages 6-12). Learn the history and basics of Hand Puppetry by creating your own one of a kind hand puppet. Tailored to each grade level, each student will create their own mini performance by the end of the session.