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SAVE THE DATE: Sat., June 8th Afternoon to Early evening “TV Puppetry Workshop Using Greenscreen” at the Images In MoƟon Studio, Sonoma. This is a great opportunity to practice your TV puppet skills in front of the camera. Then see how easy it is to do a greenscreen shoot, where you can place your puppets in any environment you want.

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April 2019 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Next guild meeting April 6 details, call for board nominations, review of Forbidden Puppet, April fools, why join the guild, June meeting, 4-H puppeteers win gold, calendar and much more!

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a hands-on workshop

SFBAPG invites you to join us for our annual workshop honoring one of our most beloved members, Nick Barone.

Saturday, April 6th SFBAPG will a host our 3rd annual workshop to honor Nick at the Veterans Memorial Hall of Benicia, 1150 1st Street, Benicia, CA 94510. The workshop will run from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

In case you don’t know what a crankie is: It is a box with a crank that holds a story illustrated on a long scroll that is wound onto 2 spools. The scroll sits in the frame which is hand cranked while the story is narrated or sung. The crankie evolved from Moving Panoramic paintings. Panoramic paintings have been around for centuries. Some people say that it was the precursor to motion pictures. Moving Panoramas could vary in size from a few inches in height to huge ones that encompassed an entire stage.

We will be making crankies using cardboard boxes. These are crankies that you can make with children, as well as adults. At the workshop, you will make a box crankie and scroll. The workshop fee will be $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Camilla Henneman will be leading the workshop with Judy Roberto. Proceeds from this workshop will be used to keep this workshop ongoing in the coming years.

We will be sending out an email with a link to sign up for the workshop. If you would like more information, or want to make a cheesecake contact Camilla, camhenneman@gmail.com .

One of Nick’s passions was teaching. Another was cheesecake. He loved sharing his skills (and cheesecake) with other puppeteers.

WHAT WE NEED! People to help with set up and clean up! Also, people to volunteer to make a cheesecake from Nick’s recipe (we will provide) to share. Please contact Camilla camhenneman@gmail.com

If you are interested in making a cheesecake, here is the recipe.

http://www.sfbapg.org/download/other/Nick-Barone-Cheesecake.pdf
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March 2019 Newletter

Including upcoming Crankie workshop, review of Forbidden Puppet Cabaret, Review Nufonia Must Fall, Remembering Chris Pray and Larry Schmidt, Review Making Simple Marionettes by John Roberts, Mrs. Bandersnoot.

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http://www.sfbapg.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/February-2019-Newsletter.pdf


including:

Review of holiday party

Larry Schmidt Obituary

Jan VanSchuyver Blast from the Past

and more!

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January 2019 Newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter with

  • President’s message
  • Guild Holiday meeting info
  • Review of Fratello Marionettes Holiday show
  • Jan VanSchuyver making newspaper trees
  • Gallery of 2018
  • and more.
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THE SFBAPG HOLIDAY PARTY WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 26​, 2019.

LOCATION: Bay Area Stage, 515 Broadway St Studio H, Vallejo, CA 94590

Save the Date! Guild Holiday Party, Sat January 26 2018!

Mark your calendars for this Guild traditional celebration of the Holidays and New Year.

Location: Bay Area Stage, (BAS). 515 Broadway St Studio H, Vallejo, CA 94590 http://www.bayareastage.org/

Holiday Potluck Supper

Entertainment: Chanticleer the Rooster, a family friendly Canterbury Tale

Gift Exchange and More!

ENTERTAINMENT: Chanticleer the Rooster

Magical Moonshine’s newest addition to the Canterbury Collection is Chaucer’s Canterbury tale about a rooster who is caught by the flattering fox…but foxes can be fooled as well. Assisting the beloved Chanticleer is a wise ant, as well as the pig, sheep, goat, dog, hen and farmer. Medieval costumes and live, ancient music (including a version of “Old MacDonald Had A Farm” from 1710!) make for a delightful and interactive family program. This production is inspired by the Kelmscott Chaucer from the McCune Art and Rare Book Collection, who are sponsors of the project.

POTLUCK SUPPER

Please bring your favorite dish to share with others. Appetizers for the Social and Main courses are always appreciated. Microwave available. Dinnerware will be provided.

ADOPT A TABLE & TRIM THE ROOM

The tables at Bay Area Stage may be little cabaret style tables…we are not sure yet. More info on this will follow. Individuals and companies are invited to adopt and decorate a table. Any and all holidays are recognized!!! Questions about decorations? Contact Valerie Nelson at mail@magicalmoonshine.org. Also, holiday decorations for the room will be greatly appreciated. Doors open at 3:30, so bring in some decorations (no nails please) to trim the room. At the end you just take your decorations down and take them home.

GIFT EXCHANGE

If you wish to participate in the exchange, bring a puppet related, wrapped gift to add to the pile (in the past, $10.00 approximate value has been suggested.) All who bring a gift will get to receive one.

PUPPET DISPLAY

Do you have a puppet that you’ve made, that you’d like to display? A table will be provided for an informal puppet exhibit, so bring your puppet (on a stand, if needed) and share your puppet(s) with others.

GUILD LIBRARY

The Guild library has hundreds of books covering a variety of topics. Books & DVD’s will be available for checkout at the meeting, to people that have been members for at least 6 months. Are you looking for books or DVD on a particular topic? Contact the Guild Librarian, Lee Armstrong, images@vom.com 707 738-5906. She can email you a list and she can bring related books to next meeting.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (not strictly kept to, after all it’s a party!)

3 – 4 Festively trim the room (Volunteers welcome, contact Valerie Nelson)

4-5 Guild Welcome, Social & Gift Exchange

5-6 Potluck Supper

6-8 Short Guild meeting & announcements

Performances & Party

8:00 Clean up!!!

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December 2018 Newsletter

Inside this Issue

  • Call for performances for January meeting
  • November guild meeting reviewed
  • Secrets learned from Pixar (and others)
  • New, cheap overhead projector reviewed
  • Calendar Listings for December
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Guild Meeting, Sat November 10 2018! Please mark your calendars now for this Guild Meeting. 

 

Location: The Veterans Memorial Hall of Benicia, 1150 1st. Street, Benicia, CA 94510.
Time: 1-7pm
PROGRAM

(times are approximate)

1:00 pm General meeting, welcome, introductions, agenda, upcoming activities and meetings

Guild Library*

2:00 pm:
Gabriel Anthony, who WOWed us with his black-light workshop, has offered to share his story creation knowledge, from his experience with Pixar and Disney. 

Gabriel says: Let’s explore the secrets behind the success of the world’s leading animation studios! We’ll discuss story development, character development, and creativity and see what I’ve gleaned from my vast collection of “the Making of” books for films like “Toy Story,” “Frozen” and “Wall-E.”
Gabriel has been enthusiastically involved in puppetry for over 15 years, not including his younger years when he staged puppet shows from his bunk bed. He is the director of “Create, Minister, Teach!” – a creative ministry team in Daly City. They enjoy blending powerful stories with diverse art forms to present musical programs throughout the Bay Area. He has taught at regional, national and international conferences. He has also traveled to Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua and Ecuador for mission trips to equip locals with puppetry and creative techniques for working with their communities. 

 3:00pm

Judy Roberto, Imagination Shapes – A Paper Puppet Workshop. Judy brings a plethora of paper pieces, ready for you to create whatever your imagination can make of them.  She challenges you to go several levels beyond your initial thoughts about what each shape is, to what else it could be.  It’s all paper, all fun.  Make more than one!

5:00 POTLUCK SUPPER
Please bring your favorite dish to share with others. Appetizers for the Social and Main courses are always appreciated. Microwave and refrigerator are available. Dinnerware, coffee and tea will be provided.  Beverages are welcomed, however at this venue, please don’t bring alcoholic ones. There is a very reasonable bar in the same building, and we are welcome to purchase them there.

6:00 -ENTERTAINMENT – WE’RE COUNTING ON YOU!

Share your talents. Share your work-in-progress. We are looking for 1-10 minute, family friendly “shorts”. If you would like to perform a short piece at the November meeting, please contact Judy Roberto, be_artsy@hotmail.com or 408 981- 7898. 

PUPPET PARADE– BE SURE TO BRING THAT GREAT PUPPET THAT HASN’T BEEN OUT OF THE SUITCASE FOR A WHILE! 

6:45 – 7:00 – CLEAN UP

 

*GUILD LIBRARY
The Guild library has hundreds of books covering a variety of topics. Books & DVD’s will be available for you to checkout at the meeting, to people that have been members for at least 6 months. Are you looking for books or DVD on a particular topic? Contact the Guild Librarian, Lee Armstrong,  images@vom.com 707 738-5906. She can email you a list and she can bring related books to next meeting.
SEE YOU THERE! 

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