Put CAOS in your school

Let your imagination run wild with a ridiculously fun CAOS Media Art Residency. Create short videos using simple animation techniques, puppetry, and live action. Tackle curriculum goals and gain hands-on experience with technology. Working with a single class, or the entire school, CAOS Media Art Residencies are tailor-made for any age range, and run from 1 day to 6 months.

It’s amazing how students who rarely engage could hardly wait for another class with CAOS.
– Patricia, a teacher

For more information, contact CAOS at office@animatedobjects.ca



CAOS Book Launch

Who’s the Puppet Now?

Pick up this astonishing collection of photographic portraits of the brightest lights in the world of puppetry, mask, and animated objects. Photographer Sean Dennie takes you behind the mask to meet the person behind the art. Who’s the Puppet Now? is a beautiful hard-bound book comprised of over 100 imaginative and revealing portraits, captured by Dennie during six IFAO from 2002-2013. Artists’ thoughts, words, and philosophies accompany the stunning photography.


Purchase a copy online, or drop by the Festival Info / Merchandise Booth during IFAO.


CAOS thanks The Calgary Foundation for their support of Who’s the Puppet Now? and of the Festival Digital Video Archive, which has digitized six years of IFAO performances.

Supported by The Calgary Foundation.

WP Puppet Theatre Learning Component

WP PUPPET THEATRE and PUPPET POWER 2016 is pleased to coordinate IFAO’s Learning Component. This is a wonderful opportunity for artists, educators, students, activists, and professionals to gain fascinating behind-the-scenes knowledge.

Workshops include:

March 12 – Thursday Thinking Panel

March 14 – Puppetry for Green Screen Workshop

March 14 – Breakfast with Sleepy Artists Panel

March 14 – Polystyrene Carving Workshop

March 15 – Moving and Making Puppets Workshop

March 15 – Giving Life to Material Lecure/Demo 

To book an artist into your school or community, contact WP: wppuppet@telus.net, or 403.619.2501.

Download this brochure to learn more about the artists and programming available.

Save the Date! Puppet Power 2016, Connecting Generations is a conference exploring the ways puppets celebrate, educate, and advocate for seniors and their communities. May 27-29, 2016.

Since 2001 WP’s Puppet Power event has offered hands-on workshops, presentations, idea-sessions, and more, generating thought-provoking conversations surrounding controversial and significant social issues.

Explore WP Puppet’s full roster of family, community & school programming, at www.wppuppet.com