As trainers and mentors, Clay and Paper Theatre is committed to educating and training emerging artists, theatre practitioners and communities alike in puppetry, material arts building and performance techniques for today’s outdoor storytelling needs.

Giant puppets lend themselves to a wide range of creative uses, whether in a theatrical play, a community setting, in parades, or even as part of civil protest. The history of giant puppetry is deep and varied. Explore this powerful tradition of image-making and puppetry with David Anderson, Canada’s pioneer in public space performance, who, with over fifty years of experience, is a master of narrative theatre using large-scale puppetry, musical soundscapes, and exaggerated gestures.

Join us for our 2020 Workshop Series as we present in depth opportunities to learn how to build the magnificent giant puppets that inspire and drive our work and how to animate these images in public space.

Currently, for our 2020 Winter Series, we are offering two workshops. Please check out the links for all workshop details.

For either Workshop you must register by sending an email to Please be clear about which workshop you are interested in attending.

Fees for all workshops include the cost of all materials. Payment plans are also possible. Please enquire directly with Clay & Paper Theatre to discuss at or 416-708-3332. Cheques should be made payable to “Clay and Paper Theatre.” Payment must be received by start of class, unless otherwise arranged.