Our residencies harness the transformative power of art to heal and grow individuals and communities.

Our artist residencies use puppetry and mask to engage people of all ages and abilities in learning, dialogue, and expression.

Through the exploration of sculpture, visual art, movement, expression, music, and storytelling, participants gain a deeper understanding of empathy, collaboration, and content.


“One of the most inspiring displays of collaborative community building… their ability to work with such a wide and varied range of ages and interests was truly inspiring and the results they achieved were remarkable.” — Saint Mary’s University

The kids had an extraordinary experience… Thank you for a great week!” —  St Paul Academy

Each year we seem to grow together and are able to offer our families a richer experience. Parishioners have a deeper understanding of our religious rituals and culture, as well as experience making masks!” — St Joan of Arc

This was a very large and ambitious project. The artists did a great job ensuring a great experience for the kids and a great result in the final product.” —  Open World Learning

Communities we engage:

  • Schools, K – College
  • Community organizations
  • Places of worship
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Neighborhoods
  • Even entire towns!

Let's Create Together

Our experienced Teaching Artists use newspaper, paint, and imagination to create custom group workshops. Together we will tell stories that explore and celebrate the human experience and the wonders of the natural world.

Interested in bringing HOBT to your community? Email [email protected] or call 612 540 5371 to learn more.

HOBT customizes every residency to complement and enhance your curriculum or organizational objectives. Your group will learn to conceptualize, design and build a puppet parade, pageant or play, as well as to write, rehearse, and perform. A truly full sensory experience!