A new Puffit Comes to Life!! Well, it has been a long time since I have written on this Blog! Fran and I have been busy. In September of 2014, I attended and pretend at the Puppeteers of America MidAtlanitc/ North-East Regional Homecoming Festival. I gave a talk at the Professional Day for Teaching Artists and Therapists, and you can see the talk at The Presentation Talk for The Kohler Puppetry Method on this site. It was a very enjoyable talk to give, and helped me to write Handbook for the Kohler Puppetry Method. You can read the introduction to the Handbook on this site, too! If you want to read the whole Handbook, just contact me at marcwkohler.com. I have decided to sell these easy-to- make puppets, and have acquired the supplies to make 2,000 of them. I just sent 50 to the Elbert Mentors Program in New York City! In October, i started too work as the Arts and crafts Teacher for the East Providence Recreation Department intoner After School Programs. I am there weekdays from 4-7 PM, with art, crafts, puppets, storytelling, and lots of other cool stuff. I will be back at the East Providence Recreation Department Summer Day Camp as Recreation Leader this summer. For the sixteenth year, Fran played Mrs. Claus at the Pawtucket Winter Wonderland Celebration. I played Santa at the Providence Place Mall. I was lucky to have the crew from the WPRI’s Rhode Show come an visit at the PPM, and they did a great article titled A Visit with Jolly Old St. Nicholas.. It’s on tis site too!! During the Winter, I volunteers to read for the Screen Actor’s Guild Foundation’s BookPALS program at the Carl Lauro School in Providence. As part of that project, i decided to revive my United States Map arts Nine years ago, I create d map of the United States Map 18’X32″, and made several ao the, for the Providence Recreation Department. This time, I used plywood instead of cardboard, and w appointed on the playground at the Carl Lauro School. You can see photos of it here on the site, too!!
Hi: Fran and I are completing our fifth year face painting at the Crescent Park Carousel. We are there Saturdays and Sundays from Easter until Columbus Day. I spent my summer working as a Recreation Leader for the East Providence Recreation Summer Camp held at Pierce Athletic Complex. I worked with The Rainbow Wolves, one of the 6-8 year-old groups, and the children were fantastic! We painted plaster pieces, created mosaic pieces, puppets, murals, learned about rhythm, and painted bricks that we found buried in the playground!! They were very old!! In June, i played Owen Glendower for The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater’s production of Henry IV Part I held at the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence. I was also invited to present three workshops at the Puppeteers of America Northeast and Mid-Atlanic Regional Homecoming Festival. I presented two workshops on using puppets in educational and therapeutic situations and one on easy to make puppet with emphasis on The Puffit. The Puffit is an easy to make puppet that I invented, hold a patent on, and am marketing now. We face painted at the East Greenwich Arts Festival, the Pawtucket Arts Festival, and the K-Rob Festival held at the Carousel. You can see both of us appearing as mr. and Mrs. Claus in the Federal Hill Columbus Day Parade. Fran starts playing Mrs. Claus at Winter Wonderland at Slater Park, Pawtucket. This will be her 16th year there:: December 7,8,14,15. I will be at Providence Place Mall with a red suit on!! We are available to do Santa and Mrs. Cl;aux visits throughout December. Please take a look at the programs that we offer schools, families, libraries, recreation centers, and any group that needs quality children’s programs. If you have any questions for us, please call or email us: Cell: 401-441-2129 Home: 401-438-4921 Email: email@example.com
Here we are at the Federal Hill Columbus Day Parade!! We sat on the back of an antique pick-up truck!!
This is the most popular face for boys!!
We use air dry clay, so the kids can take home there work that day, and they will dry very hard and last for years!!
A Puffit takes a walk!!