Beginning August 2022, we are offering a special After School Program at our Story Closet Location @ The Design Center, 418 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87501. The Story Closet specializes in bringing stories to life, and we have put together a program that is fun, inventive, and interactive!

Each quarter we develop a chosen theme and focus weekly on a specific puppet style- combining visual and performing arts- in a puppet extravaganza!  The weekly projects are designed to build on personal and team learning, so that at the end of each 8-week session the children will have developed the kind of individual and collaborative skills that will give them a new appreciation for storytelling.  Most weeks our students will have wonderful projects to take home!

Schedule Information

5 Day Weekly After School

3pm-6pm – Monday through Friday

Pick up no later than 6pm

Class Size

Minimum 6 students – Maximum 12 students

Please note sign-up deadlines below.  We need a minimum number of attendees to hold our Story Closet After School Program and if more than 12 signed up, there will be a wait list.  If you would like to discuss bookings for your group at The Story Closet, or at your school location, you can learn more by clicking here.

What We Do: Performance, Art, and Storytelling

Each quarter we will further develop the skills learned with new themes to challenge and advance what has been previously taught. This way, first timers will learn new skills, while giving repeating students further exploration of their new talents!

1rd Quarter – (Aug22- Oct 3 )

  • Week 1- Set Design and Object Puppetry (Aug 22-26)
  • Week 2- Hand Rod (Muppet Style) Puppetry (Aug 29- Sept 2)
  • Week 3- Hand Puppets (Sept 6-9, Sept 5 Labor Day Weekend- no class)
  • Week 4- Shadow Puppetry (Sept 12-16)
  • Week 5- Giant Puppets (Sept 19-23)
  • Week 6- Mask (Sept 26-30)
  • Week 7- Toy Theatre (Oct 3-7)
  • Week 8- Bunraku Style (Oct 10-14, Oct 10 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day- no class)

2cd Quarter starts Oct 17- new schedules and sign ups will be posted.

Sign up Information (Priority for full session bookings)

  • 8 Week- Sign up starts- Now
  • 1 Month sign up starts on- July 1
  • 1 and 2 Week sign up starts- Aug 1
  • After session start, you can contact us by clicking here to see what weeks and spots are available.


  • 1 week- $175 ($35 day)
  • 2 week- $320 ($32 day)
  • 4 weeks- $580 ($29 day)
  • 8 week- $1000 ($25 day)

Sick days cannot be reimbursed as the space has been booked.

Parent/Guardian Information

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Child must be picked up before 6pm.

Student Information

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Program Information

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