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Colourful 5% Puppets

Rhoda Merkel • Theatre

Students will make a puppet of a colourful character (like Martha Black and Joe Boyle) who lived in Dawson during the Yukon Gold Rush. They will introduce their puppet character to the class at a puppet show. The information about each character is provided. This is super fun!!  Jim Robb can be invited to give an Artist Talk to the students as well.

Grade Suitability5-12
Maximum Class SizeClass Size
Time Required4 hrs + 2 hrs prep (1 additional hour required for Jim Robb)
Material RequiredProvided By Artist
Material Cost$5 per student
Language of InstructionEnglish

Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda was born and raised in the Yukon, is a member of the Tahltan Nation and is a passionate First Nation culture promoter, educator and artist. She has a studio in Atlin, B.C., where you can find her sewing, beading, painting, and moose tufting, writing, or preparing for school teaching sessions.

Rhoda has been working in Yukon schools for over more than 15 years,  and has been teaching for over 30 years. She is available to do small or big projects, in all communities, has worked in every grade level and is available for extented school projects.

Contact the artist

  • 250-651-7668 or 867-335-1761
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