Arctic Fest Puppet Parade

Mask of a collembola, or springtail, one of the most abundant groups of soil fauna. Original size ~1/8”. Made by Marianne Stolz.

“Boreal Forest: The Little Things That Matter”

This is a community event is organized by Marianne Stolz and Maïté Agopian (CHAKpuppetry) and in part supported by Arctic Fest, the Folk School, BNZ/NSF, Fairbanks Children’s Museum, and the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

Instructors:  Maite Agopian and Marianne Stolz

Puppet Building Open Studio: Saturday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, August 27, 30, & 31, 2022, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm each day (drop in at any time, stay as long as you want)

Parade: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 2:00 pm at Pioneer Park (To be in the parade, please arrive at 1:45 pm.)

Location: Pioneer Park - Cabin 66 (Click link for accessibility information.)

Join us to make puppets and masks from cardboard and recycled material to bring to the Arctic Fest Puppet Parade on Saturday September 3rd, at Pioneer Park, starting at 2:00 pm.

We’ll have three open studio times prior to Arctic Fest to build smaller and larger cardboard masks and puppets around the theme of “The Boreal Forest: The Little Things That Matter” (think big mushrooms, insects, plants, etc.). In collaboration with “In a Time of Change”, your creations will be inspired by a variety of scientific photographs fitting this theme.

This is not a regular class, but a community event. Feel welcome to attend each, some, or part of these days. Register to help with organization, and pay what you can to help with some material and administration cost.

If you want to participate in this community project, but can’t make it to the parade, give us a hand in the making phase and others will be happy to carry it forward.

We are looking forward to build with you!

Note: Depending on Covid-19 case numbers at the time of the class, masks might be required. 

Age range: This is a community event open to anyone (families, students, adults, etc.). Children under 13 need to be accompanied by an adult. 

Prerequisites:  none

Cost: Please pay what you can to help us with some material and administration cost.

Material Donations: If you have some large and clean pieces of cardboard and/or pieces of fabric (old sheets, etc.), and/or plastic bottle caps to recycle, please bring them to the Folk School!

Contact: Maite Agopian: maite.agopian@gmail.com

Pre-registration: Feel welcome to attend each, some, or part of these days. Please register to help us with organization, and pay what you can to help us with some material and administration cost.

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