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General News · 30th March 2015
Literacy Now Melissa
Meinsje's Puppet Making Workshop and Storytelling with Puppets is CANCELLED due to injury.

Please stay tuned! We will re-schedule this workshop for sometime in the Fall of 2015.

Thank you for your understanding.
We wish Meinsje a speedy recovery.

Meinsje Vlaming is an accomplished artist and dancer who has been making dolls for over forty years, and in recent years has been exploring and creating in the wonderful world of puppets. Meinsje uses all the tools gathered from her years of experience in the arts, from dancing and painting to costume making in theater; she combines elements from all of these and the result is her unique approach to making Puppets and using them creatively to tell stories.

Meinsje has worked with Tim Gosley from Fraggle Rock, as well as participating in Puppets for Peace, and various Festivals dedicated to the art where she has had contact with a lot of great puppeteers. "Once I put my feet on this path, it all just took me, and brought me places" She brings all of her originality and experience to this fantastic three day workshop, where she will guide participants in the making of their own puppet. The puppets themselves are based on a prototype she has designed, and calls a "Muppet meets Meinsje kinda thing". Once participants have completed their puppets Meinsje will open the door to some fun and engaging ways to using puppets for storytelling.

Literacy Now Presents
Meinsje's Puppet Making Workshop
And Storytelling with Puppets

April 24, 25, 26. 3-day Family Workshop learning to make a puppet, and use it for storytelling. Sliding Scale $50-$80 per family group (up to 3 persons, children must be accompanied by an adult). 1 puppet per registration. Materials list available upon registration.

Workshop takes place at Manson's Hall
Friday, April 24th: 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Saturday, April 25th: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm *
Sunday, April 26th: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm *
*Bring your lunch, there will be a one hour lunch break on these days.

Pre-register with Meinsje by April 17th to hold your spot.
Contact: or 250-935-6618