Educational Puppetry

Carol Sterling is an arts and education consultant with expertise in educational puppetry and arts administration. She began her work as an art educator in elementary and high schools. Subsequently she taught courses in Integrating the Arts into the K-12 Curriculum to pre-service and in-service teachers at colleges and universities, conducted workshops for teachers and parents for the NYC Department of Education and New Jersey State Department of Education. As a Fulbright Program Specialist she has conducted educational puppetry workshops in India (2015) and Uganda (2012). In Spring 2015, she conducted a 10-week workshop as a SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists ) Teaching Artist with seniors at the New York City Chinatown Senior Center under the auspices of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. In Spring 2014, she conducted a 10-week workshop for parents and children who are on the Autistic Spectrum at Sinergia in East Harlem, NYC under the auspices of Healing Arts Institute. She has been commissioned to provide more than one hundred puppetry workshops as a visiting artist/educator at conferences and workshops in the United States and abroad, including Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, Spain, Uganda, and United Kingdom. Additionally, in April, 2012, she shared a workshop at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut about model puppetry in education programs. As an artist in residence, she has created giant puppets for parades, festivals and special events. Additionally, she wrote and hosted an award winning children’s television program, “Shalom Corner, “ that featured puppets prominently while teaching about Jewish heritage and traditions.