This is a 60-90 minute interactive workshop in puppet design and construction suitable for participants aged eight to Adult.
Participants will draw a basic puppet design and using easily accessible household materials, will construct a puppet with simple hinge techniques.
This workshop is best when paired with or after the digital “Puppet Manipulation” workshop also available.
Using the Dead Puppet Society Prototyping Method, participants will learn the basics behind designing their own puppet character and using readily available materials to exquisite effect, before working together to explore the principles of puppet manipulation to bring their character to life through a series of visual theatre devising exercises using text or image as a stimulus. Workshop content includes: Create a character design with a consideration of form and symbol in visual design, Construct animated puppet skeletons, Form an understanding of different joint & hinge styles, Experiment with simple Puppet Mechanisms.
Facilitator: Helen Stephens.
Director of Photography: Justin Harrison