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A Voyage of Discovery: Using Puppets to Explore World Folktales

Artist: Carolyn Koerber

Type: Residencies


Students recreate folktales from other cultures, using simply made puppets and scenery to visually tell a story with a beginning, middle, and end. Stresses risk-taking, empathy and communication skills.


Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.

Sample Common Core connections
RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures: determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text

SL.5.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly

Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:

  • A kick-off assembly
  • A required orientation meeting and planning session
  • A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
  • A student culminating or sharing event
  • An evaluation meeting

For a rough estimate, residency prices include:

  • Artist assembly (see artist’s page for pricing)
  • A set of workshops ($100 each)
  • A required orientation meeting and planning session ($100 each)
  • An evaluation meeting ($100)
  • Mileage and supply costs depend on artist location and the residency chosen.


Audience Limit: 25 students per classroom.

Program Length: 5 (minimum) to 8 (ideal) sessions per classroom

Appropriate for Grades:
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade


Assembly Price: $440

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $600

Workshop Cost per Day: $100 per session.

Workshop Materials Fee: Supply costs may apply.

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements



Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month
Diversity Awareness Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

21st Century Skills
Character Education
Common Core-aligned
Creative Writing
Language Arts