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Join Us in Building Giant Puppets for the 4th of July Parade!

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June 22 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

All workshops will be held at the Sonoma Community Center.

Drop-in for free! No RSVP Required.

Workshops will be held during the following dates:

  • Weekly Workshops: Every Thursday, 12 PM – 3 PM
    RM 208
  • Additional Work Days: Saturday, June 22 and June 29, 10 AM – 3 PM
    Fiber Arts Room

All Ages are welcome!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

About the Workshops

Join Nao Kobayashi and Lexi Bakker every Thursday as they lead our community in creating spectacular giant puppets for the 4th of July Parade! These workshops are a fantastic opportunity to get creative, learn new skills, and contribute to a festive community event. All puppets will be used in performance at the 4th of July Parade in Sonoma.

Walk in the Parade with Us! We are looking for puppeteers of all ages to join us in the parade. You will be given a prop or puppet to hold and showcase as we march together. All ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up here

Bring your enthusiasm and creativity – let’s make this 4th of July unforgettable!

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when registering or by emailing Sean at

About the instructor

Nao Kobayashi

Instructor / Artist

Nao Kobayashi has been exploring the depth of the body through expressional and contemplative martial art Shintaido, Japanese contemporary dance Butoh, and improvisation for the past 20 years. She approaches the body as a place where the mind meets, and searches for harmony in between. With her somatic understandings she creates interdisciplinary art projects with independent artists,
musicians, improvisers and performers. She keeps expanding ideas to cross borders and nurture culture with creative solutions.

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