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Mingle with Kringle

Saturday, December 14, 2013

SESSION 1: 10 AM TO 12 PM
SESSION 2: 1 PM TO 3 PM
 

ADMISSION: AN UNWRAPPED TOY OR $2 DONATION FOR TOYS FOR TOTS

NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY

CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  

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Mingle with Kringle, an OCAF holiday tradition, is a FUN filled and FANTASTIC day of entertainment for children!  Each session consists of a FREE photo with Kringle, festive storytelling, Holiday crafts, construction of the Peaceful Village and a puppetshow by internationally renowned puppetry artist, Hobey Ford*.

 

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This year's Mingle with Kringle Puppet Show!

Tales for the Young

Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets present Tales for the Young, a series of short acts and stories perfect for young audiences. The Roving Elf heralds the beginning of the show in classic marionette fashion. The Ant and The Grasshopper puts a modern spin on Aesop's classic tale.  McKoodoo the Storyteller gives his hilarious remedy for bully problems, Chester the Dog entertainers with his astounding dog tricks, Little Grandmother Spiderwoman is a poetic tale of the Cherokee, Peepers Puppet will show you how to be a puppeteer with just your bare hands and a set of eyeballs and Ford's famous Foamies, realistic carved foam animal ballet are the perfect dessert for this set of Tales for the young.


Mingle with Kringle will be located at the OCAF’s Rocket Hall, 34 School Street, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677. For more information call (706) 769-4565 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

NEW THIS YEAR!!!

In addition to our traditional Mingle with Kringle fun filled Saturday,

OCAF is offering a Puppet Workshop with award-winning puppeteer Hobey Ford*.

 

Shadow Puppetry Workshop

Date: Friday, December 13, 2013

Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Ages: Children - Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Cost: $12 per student (Materials included)

To be held at: OCAF Main Building - 1902 OCAF Center

To Register: Click Here

(A separate Registration must be completed for each child attending)

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED: MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!


The Shadow Puppetry Workshop combines storytelling with shadow puppetry, bringing a variety of cultures to life in the classroom folktales. During the workshop, students learn shadow puppetry performance techniques and how to construct their own shadow puppets. Hobey will discuss the construction of a shadow puppet theater and how to later implement the technique for performing their own shadow plays.

Hobey Ford will be peforming his puppet presentation Tales for the Young at Mingle w/ Kringle on Saturday the 14th and this is a great opportunity for children to learn some of his techniques to help them create a puppet show of their own.

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* Hobey Ford has never had another career. Now internationally renowned in the puppetry field, an award-winning performer, Ford knew early on what he wanted to do after seeing a puppet show while still a youngster: he was bitten by the puppetry bug!. While studying at an arts college, Hobey eventually formed "...one of my cornerstones - that I would approach puppetry as storytelling with puppets."

Ford designs and constructs all of his Golden Rod Puppets as well as the beautiful set that surrounds them. Now a resident of Asheville NC, Hobey also draws on his early experiences growing up in coastal Connecticut or living in a Nevada Native American community when writing the scripts for some of his performances. 

Hobey has received the highest awards for his brilliant and priceless contributions to the world of puppetry: two-time winner of puppetry's highest honor, the UNIMA Citation of Excellence; recipient of three Jim Henson Foundation grants; and chosen as a Kennedy Center Partner to teach teachers (and other artists) how to use the performing arts in the classrooom curriculum.