hosted by Puppet Place
Three day course focusing on the design and build of an articulated tabletop puppet.
Beginning with the performance qualities of materials used in making puppets, participants will then learn about the important relationship between the human operator and puppet in “bringing the inanimate to life”. From these first principles, participants will then and build their own puppet, learning skills of joint making and use of materials and tools along the way. On the final day (Sunday), participants will bring their own puppets to life in a performance workshops exploring range of movement and character.
This course will take place in our fabrication and rehearsal studios. Please note places on this course are limited to 9 people, so early booking is advised!
This course will be led by Lizzie Johnson: fabricator and designer for animation, theatre and public engagement works. Lizzie has worked with companies such as Rusty Squid, Pickled Image and RAUCOUS.