Muppeteer workshops have been held every few years since the late 1960's. In these intensive workshops, new up-and-coming puppeteers are invited to this master-class to improve their craft. These workshops also are held to find new talent for the Jim Henson Company. The workshops are heavy in improv, singing, and character development. Jim Henson originally held these workshops and taught at them, as did Jane Henson, Richard Hunt and Kevin Clash. Muppeteers who have been discovered through workshops include Fran Brill, Richard Hunt, Martin P. Robinson, Pam Arciero, Matt Vogel, Eric Jacobson, John Tartaglia, and several others. However, most puppeteers who attend these workshops do not have full careers working with the Henson company. Sesame Workshop also continues to hold puppeteer workshops every few years attracting international performers, taught under Matt Vogel, Martin P. Robinson and Peter Linz.
- A flyer appears in the Laundromat window on Sesame Street in a 2009 episode, advertising "Jim Henson's Puppet Workshop", a 8-week course where "Beginners are always welcome."