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Disability Friendly Puppet Making Workshop – Session 2

November 6, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


As part of the W/O Limits: Art, Chronic Illness, & Disability exhibition, the Artists Archives will host a puppet making workshop led by exhibiting artist Nate Puppets with facilitation by Clinical Social Worker Chris Richards-Pagel, BFA, MSW, APSWThese small group events are designed for people experiencing disabilities, including people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to build positive self-image using the joyful power of creative expression!


During the free, two-hour sessions, participants will be encouraged to create an “identity puppet” which represents an aspect of themselves using an easy-to-follow template and an exciting array of props and materials. After their puppets are complete, Nate Puppets will provide expert instruction to animate their creations, giving them voice and agency. The final component will be a therapeutic puppet storytelling opportunity led by Richards-Pagel, which will promote positive self-esteem and self-expression. When the workshop is finished, attendees will leave with a fully developed puppet to take home and continue the fun! Guests under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


Two identical sessions of the workshop will be offered to keep numbers low and sensory friendly.

Saturday, November 5, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Sunday, November 6, 1:00 – 3:00pm

To attend the free workshop, please select your date and register on Eventbrite.


Need special accommodations? Email programs@artistsarchives.org or call 216-721-9020 for assistance. We’re happy to help!


November 6, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 E. 123rd St.
Cleveland, 44106-1910 United States
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