Puppetry Fundamentals is now FULLY BOOKED!

We are delighted that our Puppetry Fundamentals course is now fully booked, if you have missed the boat with this course please register your interest via our contact form and we’ll place you on the reserve list, we’ll also know if we need to schedule it again soon.

All the courses are filling well, you can see what else is coming up here:

AUTUMN TERM COURSES:
PUPPETS FOR SOLO PERFORMANCE / MAKING
26 & 27 Sep 2015 / Weekend / TIE-IN / £95
PUPPETRY FUNDAMENTALS / PERFORMING
3 & 4 Oct 2015 / Weekend / £95 / FULLY BOOKED
CREATING A SOLO PUPPETRY SHOW / PERFORMING / CREATING
6th Oct 2015 / Evening Class 8 x Tues  / TIE-IN / £160
SHADOW WORLDS / CREATING
7 & 8 Nov 2015 / Weekend / £95
TALKING TORSOS / MAKING
5 & 6 Dec 2015 / Weekend / TIE-IN tbc / £95
AND:
MENDING AND FINISHING – DROP-IN
18 Oct 2015 / Drop-In Puppet Surgery / Donations

CHRISTMAS ANGEL PUPPET MAKING – BITE-SIZED
12 Dec 2015 / One-day workshop / £45

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We are officially launched!

Thank you puppet people who made it to our launch last Sunday, it was great to see you and thank you for helping us by making beautiful little boats to launch alongside our  Brighton Puppetry School long boat. We are now thoroughly launched and ready for business!
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Our first term starts with puppet making: PUPPETS FOR SOLO PERFORMANCE
The puppets we will be making on this two day course are designed to be easily manipulated by one pair of hands. With speedy paper mache head and hands and a floaty scarf/cloak body they allow for lots of expressive movement.
Brighton Puppetry School’s next course: CREATING A SOLO PUPPETRY PERFORMANCE picks up where the making course ends, giving you time to explore your puppet’s movement and begin working on a solo performance.DSC_0990

You can BOOK HERE on any of our courses.

See you at a workshop soon!

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Autumn Term starts soon at Brighton Puppetry School

Thinking of joining us this term?
Our courses are booking well, we’ll remove the paypal buttons when courses are full – just so you know!
Autumn term kicks off with MAKING PUPPETS FOR SOLO PERFORMANCE, 26 & 27th September – a weekend course in anticipation of our 8 week evening class to explore how to make a show with your solo creations. (We’re offering a 10% discount if you book both courses together).
We think solo puppetry is a fantastic way in to discovering the creative potential and many uses of puppetry. The puppets we will make on the Puppets for Solo Performance course are specially designed to be moved beautifully with just one pair of hands.
After designing the structure of the puppet, we’ll use quick papier-mâché techniques to model a head and hands, then make a cloaked body and add rods to control the puppet’s movement. Students will leave the course with a wonderfully expressive, strong and effective solo puppet and making techniques to transfer to future puppet projects.
We’re delighted by the support and enthusiasm for the launch of Brighton Puppetry School and hope to see lots of you at our launch party this Sunday 13th September.
It’s a good chance to ask us any questions you may have about our courses for this term and next year.
Please RSVP if you’d like to join us for cakes, makes, a toast and a song (this is just so we can make sure we have enough materials, cake and, of course, champagne!).
Very best wishes,
Darren, Beccy  & Is x

Calling all ACTORS and ARTISTS who’d like to try their hand at PUPPETRY!

These two new courses from Brighton Puppetry School are designed with the specific and different needs of ACTORS and ARTISTS in mind.
Puppeteers come from all kinds of backgrounds and the teaching and techniques used in these courses will offer a sensitive and enthusiastic approach to puppetry designed specially for these two diverse groups.

PUPPETRY FOR ACTORS. Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June / £95
An intensive, practical and fun course for any actors who want to add puppetry to their skill set and for all those interested in creating high quality visual theatre.   Students will explore essential puppetry principles that will support you to build on existing performing skills to bring characters to life.

PUPPETRY FOR ARTISTS. Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July / £95
An excellent and unique way into puppetry for artists, makers, reluctant performers, shy creatives and non-puppet people. (Experienced performers, actors and theatre makers are also welcome to come and explore puppetry from an artist’s perspective).
This course will provide a safe environment to try new ideas, take creative risks and open up your creative practice.

BOOK HERE!

NEW Courses BOOKING NOW!

STORY MAKING WITH PUPPETS. Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May / £95
What are the stories your puppets want to tell?  How can you work with puppetry to tell unique stories?
This focused and intensive course will take participants through key methods for making quality performance material with puppets.

 PUPPETRY FOR ACTORS. Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June / £95
An intensive, practical and fun course for any actors who want to add puppetry to their skill set and for all those interested in creating high quality visual theatre.   Students will explore essential puppetry principles that will support you to build on existing performing skills to bring characters to life.

PUPPETRY FOR ARTISTS. Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July / £95
An excellent and unique way into puppetry for artists, makers, reluctant performers, shy creatives and non-puppet people. (Experienced performers, actors and theatre makers are also welcome to come and explore puppetry from an artist’s perspective).
This course will provide a safe environment to try new ideas, take creative risks and open up your creative practice.

BOOK HERE!

COMING SOON: Two great new courses from Brighton Puppetry School

PUPPETS FOR THE SMALL STAGE

Six Tuesday evenings 14th April – 19th May / £120
(book both courses together for a 20% discount)

Puppets for the Small Stage: a course over six evenings to make a performance-ready mid-sized puppet to your own design.
From design and character to structure and joints, this course will guide you through the processes and techniques necessary to make a fully functional jointed puppet ready to take away and put to work on the small stage.

STORY MAKING WITH PUPPETS

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 May / £95
(book both courses together for a 20% discount)

This focused and intensive course will take participants through some key methods for making quality performance material with puppets. It is suitable for participants with puppet(s) they are interested in working with, and some initial thoughts of a story they’d like to tell, or ideas they’d like to express through their work.