Puppet and Mask Making Workshops!

Do you know a creative kid that would like to participate in a unique and fun online craft workshop?

Odysseys performances are renowned for their signature masks and puppets. This summer young people (and their parents) can have fun and unleash their imaginations through two unique workshops with our talented mask designer, Clelia Scala. Kits to make each creation and materials about the stories or characters, will be mailed to participants prior to the workshop date.

Check out these incredible workshops:


Ant and the Grasshopper Puppets

Ages 5-7 and a parent/caregiver











Tuesday, July 7th @ 1pm-2pm (register by June 23)

Online through Zoom

$20/child (parent/caregiver is free)

Starting with a reading of the lovely Aesop fable, we will help you build and decorate two insect marionettes from the story and show you how to perform with them. Parents will work alongside their little one as they each make a character to inspire their own story-time fun. 


Included in the kit:

paper cut outs for two marionettes



Popsicle sticks

Other materials needed (Not included but can be shipped to you for an additional cost of $20):


White glue

Paint & brushes



Mythical Beast Masks

Ages 8 – 12










Tuesday, July 14th @ 1pm-2pm (register by June 30)

Online through Zoom

$20/participant (parent/caregiver is free)

Learn about these imaginative creatures from Greek mythology, then build a 3D mask of your favourite mythical beast (Cyclops, Medusa, Minotaur). You will also learn the foundations of mask design and how to decorate for effect!


Included in the mask kit:

paper cut outs for three masks (minotaur, cyclops, medusa)


Other materials needed (Not included but can be shipped to you for an additional cost of $20):


White glue or a hot glue gun and glue sticks



The number of registrants for each workshop will be limited for Clelia to be able to answer questions and assist participants with their creations. Clelia will also remain on the Zoom call for an extra 30 minutes after each workshop to allow extra time for anyone still finishing up. We will provide you with a session and detailed instructions on how to use Zoom prior to the workshop.

Clelia Scala is a mask and puppet designer, installation artist, illustrator and occasional puppeteer. She is designing the masks for Odyssey Theatre’s production of A School for Scandal (2021) and designed masks for Odyssey’s Bonds of Interest (2019). Other recent design credits include mask design for The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti (University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2019) and puppet design for The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito by Thomson Highway (Carousel Players, 2019). Clelia teaches theatre, puppet and mask design at Queen’s University. She also teaches mask and puppet making to people of all ages in workshops, art centres and schools. In 2019, she led a segment on mask making on TVO Kids It’s My Party. Her website is www.clelia.ca.

We would love to have our young friends of Odyssey join us for these workshops, please feel free to share with your friends and family. Don’t delay, spots are limited!

A Virtual Odyssey youth programs are made possible though the support of the Ottawa Community Foundation, the Danbe Foundation, and the Crabtree Foundation.

Looking forward to creating with you soon!

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