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by Kathleen Trenchard

Book your program today. Perfect for Asian New Year!

The puppet workshop is an hour to an hour and a half program, including a demo and discussion of the unique Javanese and Balinese cultures and techniques involved in making and performing with shadow puppets. That is followed be making and assembling puppets, and finally learning how to perform with puppets on a shadow screen using music and sound effects. An historic form of simple animation and entertainment, its fun and interesting for the whole family, and appropriate for anyone who can cut and tape paper.

The performances may be video taped.

Itís a great way to learn an early form of animation techniques through puppetry, creativity in staging skits and more about Javanese and Balinese cultures

Your presentation can be customized for a particular theme, celebration or event, for students, instructors, and families. 

Hand outs and some materials are provided by the instructor.

Cost estimates for puppetry workshops/lecture/demos:

  • $100 per hour (minimum 5 hours or $500 for venues outside of San Antonio + travel expenses)

  • $300 for Ĺ day 

  • $600-800 for full day

The presenter enjoys traveling. Please book well in advance 
of desired event, in order to assure economic 
travel arrangements and expenses to and from San Antonio. 

Contact Kathleen at, or
call 210-225-6608. P.O. Box 120232, S.A. TX 78212

Shadow Puppet Demo at San Antonio Museum of Art

Student Shadow Puppet Demo at SAMA

Frog Shadow Puppet Demo at SAMA

Kathleen learns how to make shadow puppets from a dalang in Indonesia




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