Puppets for the Small Stage

Six Tuesday evenings 14th April – 19th May 2015 / £120  /  FULLY BOOKED
(This has ended. Please check the website for upcoming courses.)

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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.

Lead by Isobel Smith you will make an effective skeleton structure, add head, hands and feet, before upholstering and dressing your puppet.
Using cardboard, leather, glue and paint you will draw, sculpt, stick and stitch your puppet into being.
None of the processes used require specialist equipment or tools and you will leave the course with puppet making techniques to transfer to your future puppet projects.

This course is most suited to people with some experience of puppet making who wish to improve their skills or scale up their making.