September 2013

Puppetry Artist in Residence: Balinese Culture and Rod Puppetry

23rd September, 2013|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

Earlier this year, Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos took part in a Puppetry Artist in Residence at Redlands School in Cremorne, Sydney. It was part of the school's unique enrichment program for students in Kindergarten-Grade Two, and over 10 weeks they explored Balinese Culture and Rod Puppetry. Kay very much enjoyed sharing what she had learned [...]

Teacher Workshops: Puppetry for Literacy and Creativity

23rd September, 2013|Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

Pupperoos has been busy this year running professional development workshops for teachers in Sydney.One workshop was for Pre-School Teachers, which focused on Puppetry for Early Childhood Language Development. Participants learned how to use puppetry to stimulate literacy and act as a springboard for other engaging learning experiences. The 2 ½ hour session was held at [...]

Puppetry for High School Students

23rd September, 2013|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

 In May this year, Pupperoos visited the Year 8 high school students at MET school in Oatlands, Sydney for a day of puppet making and performance. The experience was part of the students' technology studies, where they were required to design and construct puppets and devise a show based on a fairy tale. The day [...]

April 2013

War Horse Puppetry Workshops in Sydney

9th April, 2013|Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos recently ran a workshop on 'Creating Puppets For Plays' as part of the War Horse Australia Learning Programme at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The participants were mainly young adults from the National Youth Theatre Company. The workshop was a practical and hands-on session of designing and making a puppet for use in the theatre. It was based [...]

March 2013

Shark Puppets Attack!

28th March, 2013|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

Pupperoos recently ran a series of exciting shark puppet workshops at Fowler Road School. The students have been learning about dangerous animals and by the end of the day, they had created a whole school of sharks, piranhas, dragons (and one pug dog)! Here is what one of the students wrote about his experience:Yesterday we [...]

December 2012

Butterfly Shadow Puppet Workshops flutter around primary schools and pre-schools

23rd December, 2012|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

Butterly puppet fun: Workshop participants from Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, Ivanhoe Park Pre-School, Homebush West Public School and John the Baptist Catholic Primary School Bonnyrigg Heights, SydneyIt has been a busy few months for Pupperoos workshops. Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos has visited multiple schools and pre-schools around Sydney running her popular “Butterfly puppet playtime” workshop, which [...]

Puppetry for teachers! A Look at Teacher Training Workshops

23rd December, 2012|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

Students studying Primary Education at Sydney UniversityPupperoos has been busy running training workshops for teachers and childcare workers in Sydney.  One highlight has been running a session for ESL teachers at the 'ESL:The Way Forward!' Conference in South Western Sydney. It has been great to see there is a growing interest in educators using puppets [...]

June 2012

Sneak peak of exciting new Aussie TV show

21st June, 2012|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Shows, TV and Radio appearances|

Taryn from the Amazing House hangs out with her friends Fi-Be and BenjiFor the last 8 months, puppeteer Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos has been working on the set of a new children's television show called "The Amazing House" in Sydney, Australia. Kay has spent many of those days channeling her inner child as she played [...]

July 2011

Marionette workshop with the London School of Puppetry

20th July, 2011|Blog, Puppetry and Education, Workshops|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-kcNYt28f0  Kay Yasugi from Pupperoos recenty ran a marionette operating workshop with Caroline Astell-Burt (London School of Puppetry) at Carleton Endowed Primary School in Skipton, Yorkshire UK. This 1 hour workshop was for Year 6 students (10-12 year olds), where they learned how to operate simple balloon marionettes through games and play. They also learned how to [...]

March 2011

Greetings from Cambodia!

29th March, 2011|Blog, Charity, Puppetry and Education|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMD4KzgZhOo During February 2011, puppeteer Kay Yasugi volunteered with Globalteer (a UK-based charity) in Siem Reap. She was part of the Giant Puppet Project, a local children’s community arts project (now in it’s 5th year!). They worked with several children from various schools and non-government organisations to make giant parade puppets. The project was led [...]