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18th July 2021 3pm - 7pm
Puppetry for the joy of it!
Slung Low Community College, Leeds
After a difficult year, this workshop is all about coming together to relax, play, and dive into your imagination. Puppetry is truly magic and utterly bonkers! It captivates audience’s imaginations by allowing ordinary things come alive and tell a story. This workshop is designed to inspire and invigorate you, give you the tools to explore ways of using puppetry in your work or purely for therapeutic, playful purposes. We will learn manipulation techniques and allow everyday materials and objects such as paper and plastic express themes that create powerful atmospheres. We will study the symbolic meaning behind the objects we choose and give them a voice. You will then practice the art of table-top choreograhy, asking how our audience interpret narrative and find escapism through this beautiful artform.
Sat 26th June - Sat 24th July 2021
CAST A TALKING HEAD
Moving Parts, Newcastle Puppetry Festival
Develop your own unique style of sculpting a puppet head in clay, then create a one or two part plaster mould, before casting into latex or worbla. Explore operating methods for a movable mouth through lip sync or rod mechanisms then build in your extras; hair, teeth, eyes, horns etc. Finally, get inspired by different painting and finishing techniques.
Observe live, detailed demonstrations, then complete each stage at home, in your own time between classes. You can also join our online community group for communicating progress or asking questions. At the end of the course we will have a sharing so that we can enjoy your wonderful creations.
Sun 25th July 10:30am - 5:30pm
PRINCIPLES OF PUPPETRY
Full day professional workshop
Harrogate Theatres - St Wilfreds Hall
We will learn manipulation techniques and allow everyday materials such as paper and plastic express themes that create powerful atmospheres. We will study the symbolic meaning behind the objects we choose and give them a voice. You will then practice the art of tabletop character play and bunraku (3 person rod operated figure), developing detailed movement catalogues, expressive choreography and a deeper understanding of how puppetry narratives are interpreted.
Hand puppet making
masterclass - Available now!
'Pocket Faery tales'
Beverley Puppet Festival
Free online hand puppet masterclass using materials around the house
- make your own clay
- conceptualise characters and narratives
- puppet costume ideas
- sculpt faces
- create beautiful eyes, teeth and hair
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