Welcome to the Little Shadow Academy

Our Academy is your to-go-place for creative artists, producers and puppet artists, with focus on actual creative and business skills, which will help you grow in your field. 
Below are all our exciting & upcoming events.

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Creating Characters with
Tyler Bunch

Date: January 14, 2023
Time: 2pm est
Run Time: 2 hours, via Zoom
Class Limit: 14
Fee: $45

Course Description:
Every interaction you have EVER had has included characters, let’s bring them to life. This class is appropriate for those who HAVE and HAVE NOT taken studied character development with Tyler Bunch in the past as watch class is tailored to those who attend.

Instructor: Tyler Bunch, Twitter: @tyler_bunch

Bio
Tyler Bunch has been performing characters professionally on stage, screen and audio device for thirty years as puppeteer, actor and voice artist. His career has seen him working for most of the major streaming services, networks and entertainment franchises (even as mascot for the New York Mets.) Tyler began his collegiate endeavors at Oklahoma State University and completed his undergraduate degree in theater arts at Eckerd College in St. Pete, FL. Having relocated to the NYC area in the early 90’s (and achieving moderate success as an actor early on) Mr.Bunch’s big break in the puppetry world came as part of the original cast of Bear In The Big, Blue House for the Jim Henson Company. Check out Tyler’s IMDB page for a full list of recorded accomplishments. ”Life is nothing but a series of stories, here’s hoping yours is as interesting as possible.”

FEE**
**New York State Residents will incur sales tax.
***Payments will automatically be deducted from the card on record.
If a payment is missed, the artist’s participation will be placed on hold.

Price: $45

Needle Felting For Puppetry And Beyond ll

Join puppeteer and fiber artist J Hann in this hands-on follow up course on needle felting techniques.

We will learn beginning to intermediate techniques for adding details and getting a smooth finish. So bring in your unfinished needle felting puppet and beyond projects and we will work together to make them feltastic!

*Prerequisite course – Needle Felting for Puppetry and Beyond I

Date: December 3rd, 2022, 2pm EST
Run Time: 2.5 hours,
Via Zoom

Instructor:
J Hann

Class Limit: 15 participants
Price: $75

Instant Assessment of Your Business Financial Health

Coming soon.
We're working on a recorded version of this workshop.

Not sure how healthy your business is? In this hour-long workshop, AudAx Wealth Management’s Christina Gamache will share the hidden financial numbers to power your company – Five metrics to SKYROCKET your business!

October 26, 2022 at 8pm est
Run Time: Approx. 60 minutes
Instructor: Christina Gamache of Aud Ax Wealth Management

Price: $35

Instructor Bio
With over two decades working in the financial services industry, Christina recognized a common problem – traditional wealth management was not set up to serve those who truly need good advice.
She started Audax Wealth Management as a solution for Main Street during the pandemic. Christina is on a mission to educate business owners and help them exit their business on their own terms through strategic financial decisions.

Craft A Pitch Perfect
Press Release

Join Cherise Letson and let her teach you how to write the perfect press release.

Date: October 19, 2022 
Time: 8pm EST
Run Time: Approx. 60 minutes, Via Zoom

Instructor:
Cherise Letson of Anamorphiq

Price: $35

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Puppet Playground

Join our new Puppet Playground as a VIP and get 6 months of live,
weekly play and professional development.

Be live in the room with all of the upcoming seasons “Muppet-style” classes and practice times including:

6 Guest Hosted Monitor Time Sessions
6 Basic Monitor Classes
9 Open Monitor Playtime Practice Sessions
Access to our brand new Little Shadow Community Room
Get a certificate of completion
Receive discounts to selected seasons workshops

Start Date: September 11, 2022
Time: 5 pm EST, Via Zoom

Instructors:
Tau Bennett
Geert Ritgers
Guest Host
Jean Marie Keevins 

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12 Week Accountability Labs for Puppet Artists

Weekly Guided Accountability with your peers!

Feeling unmotivated?
A little lost on the next steps?
Don’t want the year to slip by without moving forward?

Join us for a year of hard skills, soft skills and a whole lot of accountability.

  • Weekly 1 hour group sessions
  • Recording of each week’s session available for one week after the session.
  • Access to the closed community group for sharing, questions and checking in.
  • Discounted private coaching sessions with Jean Marie Keevins

     

Start Date: September 13th, 2022
Time: 1:30 pm EST, Via Zoom

Instructor:
Jean Marie Keevins*

*Most sessions will be led by Jean Marie Keevins. One or two sessions will be led by a guest coach relevant to the needs of the group.