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Classes & Residencies

Red Yarn offers educational programs for elementary schools, preschools, afterschool programs and summer camps. Teaching artist Andy Furgeson can come to your school or program for a one-time workshop or an extended residency, sharing his passion for music, puppetry and folklore with students. With an extensive background in education, Furgeson combines a deep understanding of child development with his infectious creative energy to create positive, meaningful arts learning experiences.

To discuss prices or to schedule a workshop or residency at your school or program, EMAIL Andy

School Residencies

Red Yarn Productions offers residency programs for schools through Young Audiences and the Right Brain Initiative. Residencies can be adapted for different age levels and to connect to various units of study. Below is a description of RYP’s Young Audiences residency:

Folk Song Puppet Show

Folk songs and puppetry are two of the most ancient, most engaging methods of storytelling. What happens when you combine the two? In this 4-5 day residency, Andy will help students adapt a classic folk song into a lively musical puppet show. After learning to sing a fun folk song, students will dig into its lyrics to pull out the narrative. They’ll make elaborate sock puppets of the song’s characters and learn puppetry techniques. Finally, the class will perform their musical puppet show for the community. This program supports students’ literacy, historical understanding, musical aptitude and performance skills. Folk songs can be chosen to connect to current curriculum or student interests.

To schedule this program at your school,  contact Josephine Kuever at Young Audiences.