Session: Winter 2023
Chapter:  Phoenix
Location:  CYT Studio
Time:  6:00pm - 7:50pm
Day:  Tuesday
Starts:  11/08
Ages:  12-18
Tuition:  $220.00
Extra Fee:  $10.00 (Class Supplies)
Open Spots:  4

** Registration ended November 19, 2022 at 11:00pm


Learn the techniques involved in designing, modeling, building and decorating 3-D stage puppets!  
From concept to finished project students will create some of the MONSTERS for The Lightning Thief as well as learn how to apply the techniques to an array of designs including costuming, props and cosplay in this completely hands-on class.  This is an amazing class opportunity for students who are interested in the technical and artistic sides of theater but are not as interested in performing on stage.

This class requires the use of tools such as heat tools, cutting tools, adhesives and more.  Students need not have previous experience with them and will be given safety instruction.  Students who do not follow our safety protocols may be dismissed from class.

This class will be led by ariZoni award-winning property and set designer Tori Swedler.

The following winter session weeks will NOT have class:  11/21-11/25, 12/19-12/23, 12/26-12/30

Please review our Drop/Refund Policy prior to registration.


Victoria Gentry-Swedler

Tori Swedler has been a part of the CYT family since 2014, designing both sets and props and the occasional costume. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art from Northern Illinois University and has been designing and creating sets for over 15 years. In that time she has been nominated for multiple awards and most recently took home a Zoni for props for CYT’s production of Tarzan. Tori is excited to be teaching students the hands on skills that will help them bring their imaginations to life.


Stephanie Carpenter

Stephanie has been with CYT Phoenix since 2010 when her children became involved in the program. Over the next seven seasons she worked on almost every facet of the program–from publicity and marketing to backstage and production design before becoming Artistic Director. She has three children with her husband of over 25 years and the whole family is involved in CYT. She has a BFA in graphic design and professional experience in both 2-D and 3-D design. As a CYT Mom, she has a heart for the families that are the center of everything CYT does. As an artist, she has a passion for excellence in all of CYT Phoenix's creative endeavors.


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