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Thu, May 30


Bethlehem, CT, USA

Lantern Puppet Intensive with Andrew Kim

A part of the Nature Makers Series

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Lantern Puppet Intensive with Andrew Kim
Lantern Puppet Intensive with Andrew Kim

Time & Location

May 30, 2024, 9:00 AM – May 31, 2024, 9:00 PM

Bethlehem, CT, USA

About the event

Andrew Kim (Thingumajig Theatre, England) will lead participants to make a series of larger than life-size lantern LOCAL Fresh Water Fish puppets using sticks, paper and fabric. This 2-day workshop will culminate in a mini lantern procession.


Andrew Kim creates touring giant puppet and street theatre acts, builds puppets for commissions and teaches giant puppet making and performing. Andrew was born in Korea, raised and educated in the USA emigrated to the UK in 2006. He started as a puppeteer with with In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, Bread & Puppet Theater and Horse and Bamboo before starting Thingumajig Theatre with is wife Kathy. Andrew has created and performed puppets and performances for 30 years in 21 countries throughout Europe, Asia and North America, in several television shows and a Disney feature film.


Thursday, May 30th

9am-1pm - Morning Session

1pm - Lunch (provided)

2-6pm - Afternoon Session

Friday, May 31st

** 10am - 12pm - An all-ages Community Lantern-making Workshop will be held at the Cattail Gathering. All are welcome to join

2-6pm - Finishing Touches

7:30pm - Campfire and Procession at the Cattail Gathering (Separate registration is required to attend the full Cattail weekend - HERE)

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR: This is a masterclass for adult artists, ages 18+. No additional experience necessary. 

FEES: A sliding scale is available including a Pay What You Want option. All ticket tiers include all activities, supplies, and meals during the program. All are invited and encouraged to attend. No one turned away due to lack of funds. For scholarship and volunteer opportunities, email 

WHAT TO BRING: Yourself! Work clothes for building and black clothes for the Friday evening Procession. 


The Cattail Nature Skills Gathering is a chance to learn about wilderness skills such as friction fire, wildlife tracking, flint knapping, wild edible and useful plants, woodworking, herbalism, campcraft, nature awareness, as well as self-sufficiency and homesteading.  Over the course of the weekend talented instructors will lead workshops, music and stories will be enjoyed beside the fire and a chance for a deeper connection to Nature and community will be abundant.

Having been heavily involved with the Maine Primitive Gathering and the New England Primitive Skills Gathering for many years, the organizer of Cattail created this gathering to continue the tradition of creating community around a mutual love of living and learning close to Nature.

Learn More and Register for this add on program at


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    +$3.75 service fee
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    +$1.25 service fee
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