Baylor Learning Center Hosts Puppetry Class for Kids, Teachers

Nov. 17, 1998

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University's Center for Learning Abilities and Talent Development will host a puppet making class for kids and a seminar to help teachers use puppets in the classroom Saturday, Nov. 21, in room 108 of the Draper Academic Building.

Rick and Melody Strot will lead a puppet making session called "What Is Sasha Made of?" from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 6-12. The Strots will teach the techniques, design and construction of puppets, and children will create their own puppets. The cost is $20 plus a $5 lab and materials fee.

Also from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Dr. Susan Johnsen, associate professor of educational psychology and director of the learning abilities center, will lead a session for teachers called "Integrating Puppetry into Your Classroom." The session, which shows teachers how they can use puppets as an enjoyable and educational learning tool, costs $30 and includes an information packet and handouts.

The Strots will be back from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a session teaching children ages 6-12 how to use puppets to create zany, entertaining shows. The fee for the class -- "This Thing Talks When My Mouth Moves" -- is $20.

For more information, call Dr. Johnsen at (254) 710-6116.

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