Things are hopping here at Red Yarn Productions! I'm beginning my fourth week of residency at Vernon Elementary, auditioning a Young Audiences school performance program this Friday, and planning an exciting summer for Red Yarn. Find details on camps, workshops, performances, and a tourbelow!
Red Yarn Summer Camps!
Puppetry Camp at Friendly House, July 9-13
Got extra milk containers, tire tubes or cardboard boxes? We have been saving materials all year to create puppets out of recycled materials. Students will build inventive puppets then write eco-themed puppet shows and songs. The week culminates with a child-produced puppet and music performance. For rising 1st-6th graders. For cost and registration info visit the Friendly House website.
Music, Puppetry & Storytelling at Picassitos, July 16-20
Red Yarn is teaming up with a family art studio in Sellwood for this awesome daycamp. During this week-long session students will create papier mache puppets and musical instruments with recycled materials. Then they will develop a musical story complete with original songs. The grand finale will be a Friday performance of the camp’s musical puppet show! For rising kindergarten-3rd graders. For cost and registration info visit thePicassitos website.
Rock Band at Friendly House, August 13-17
Get ready to rock! Students will learn skills on guitar, drums, and piano, start their own rock’n’roll bands, write and record songs, and perform in a Battle of the Bands. For rising 1st-6th graders. For cost and registration info visit the Friendly House website.
Red Yarn Workshops!
Puppetry Workshop at Cafe au Play, June 10, July 22, 2:00-3:30pm
In this 90 minute workshop, participants will learn basic puppet-building and operating skills. Students will build their own elaborate sock puppets, develop characters, and put on an impromptu puppet show at the end of class. For ages 4-10. $10-$20 sliding scale, plus $5 materials fee. (See registration form at bottom of post)
Folksong Workshop at Cafe au Play, July 22, TBA, 2:00-3:30pm
Learn the art and joy of folksongs! Red Yarn will teach participants classic American folksongs, examining song structure and lyrical patterns along the way. Then students will have a chance to write their own folksong lyrics, and will perform their songs at the end of class. For ages 4-10. $10-$20 sliding scale. (See registration form below)
RED YARN PRODUCTIONS is a folk music and puppetry company based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2011 by performer and teaching artist Andy Furgeson, RYP creates musical puppet shows and educational programs for schools, libraries, and community events.
RED YARN is a dynamic family performer, weaving folksongs & puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. With his energetic shows & lush folk-rock recordings, Red Yarn reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations.