Learning how to make puppets in the Heart of the Beast, and Bedlam Theaters in Minneapolis, Paul has since dedicated his life to the art of children’s performance. He uses puppets to spark children’s interest in reading, as well as foster their critical thinking skills and creative learning. With Support a Child International he guided children in an after school program to make a nine foot tall Barack Obama puppet, which has appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. For the past nineteen plus years he has been performing his puppet shows, and leading workshops in schools, libraries, summer camps, and at festivals throughout Missouri. Each puppet Paul creates is a unique work of art.
Paul Vandivort’s Programs