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Giant Puppet Camp

June 24 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Date: Monday, June 24th – Friday, June 28th
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Jenny Sargent
Assistant: Maggie Thomas
Location: Room 110
7 – 11
Registration Cost:

About the camp

The Giant Puppet camp will offer children an adventure in creativity, myth creation, collaboration, and celebration. Campers will collectively imagine a story and a world of characters for an end-of-camp pageant parade. Children will learn techniques in building giant individual puppets and group puppets using paper mache, cardboard, paint, and fabric. Movement exploration, community-building games, and puppeteering practice will help students’ puppets come to life. Led by veteran Teaching Artist Jennifer Sargent, creative exploration will emphasize process and student-centered imagination. At the end of camp, families will be invited to witness a celebratory pageant procession around the community center.

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 register or by emailing Sean at

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructors

Jenny Sargent

Instructor / Artist

Jenny Sargent is a physical theater performer/ creator, and has been an arts educator for over 20 years. She has taught physical theater, expressive movement, clowning, puppetry, and circus to students from pre-K through high school. Currently on the teaching roster at the Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa, Jenny has experience teaching an enormous diversity of programs in New Orleans, New York City, and California. For six years, she was a Teaching Artist for NYC’s renowned New Victory Theater, an incubator for innovative methods of activating creativity in young people. She directed the highly popular Stone Soup Circus camp in Princeton, NJ for eight years. In New Orleans, she taught arts-integration with Kidsmart and Young Audiences of Louisiana, and was a full-time Circus Arts Teacher at the International School of Louisiana. She is currently working on becoming credentialed in Expressive Arts Therapies. Jenny holds a BA from Oberlin College and a post-graduate diploma from the movement-theater school Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France.

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