8 x Thursday Evenings 15 Sept – 3 Nov 2016 / £195 / MAKING
Puppets for the Small Stage: a course over eight 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 puppet ready to take away and put to work on the small stage.
Lead by Isobel Smith you will carve a head, make an effective skeleton structure, hands and feet, before upholstering, painting and dressing your puppet.Using styrofoam, wood, cardboard, leather, glue and paint you will draw, sculpt, saw, stick and stitch your puppet into being.
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.
*see also Multi-Operator Puppetry