All Hands on the Puppet - Barking Spider Visual Theatre

All Hands On the Puppet workshop focuses on the ancient art of Japanese Bunraku puppet making with 3 operators manipulating one puppet. The children make their own puppet out of simple materials and collaborate to develop improvisational story telling skills to bring their puppet to life.

This workshop is flexible and responsive and can also be adapted to a longer residency in a school.

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Throughout 2016


F- 6 and the whole community


This program can run from a workshop basis to a full week residency

60 – 90 mins each session

Max Numbers: 28 per session



$660 / 60 min session 

$710 / 90 min session

Residency whole week on application


AusVELS Links: The Arts, English, The Humanities - Civics and Citizenship, Technologies - design

Artforms: Drama, Visual Arts

General Capabilities: Personal and Social Capability. Critical and creative thinking, intercultural understanding

Key Themes: Collaboration, Invention & imagination, Understanding / listening

Cross Curricular Priorities: Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, Sustainability.

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All Hands on the Puppet is inspired by Japanese Bunraku puppetry techniques. Children collaborate to construct a puppet and develop improvisational storytelling skills to bring their puppets to life.

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Metro: 11th Jan 2016 to 23rd Dec 2016
Regional: 11th Jan 2016 to 23rd Dec 2016

Barking Spider Visual Theatre
Duration: 60 - 90mins
Artforms: Visual Arts, Drama
Minimum fee: $660 / 60 min session, $710 / 90 min session Residency whole week on application
Suitability: prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Maximum Student Attendance: 28
Booking info: Technical Requirements: Cleared classroom, hall or theatre with trestle tables to fit 4 students per table.