Puppet Building & Puppetry
Instructor: Adam Proulx
Dates: October 30/31, 2021
During this intensive, two-day introductory course, participants will gain an understanding of the
construction and basic performance of soft foam mouth puppets.
Adults 16+ of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome at this workshop. No prior experience is required, though hand-sewing abilities are an asset. All materials will be supplied.
Participants will make their own puppets and learn and expand on the following skills:
Explore the different types and styles of puppets;
Discuss character design;
Learn flat foam patterning;
Discover methods of construction, with lots of tips and tricks;
Master the art of fabric draping;
Practice decoration and design techniques to complete your puppet;
Discuss different needs of film and stage puppets;
Learn basic puppetry performance, so you know how to get started with your new puppet;
Observe the effectiveness of subtle puppet moves to provide expression.
Cost: $305 - includes materials
Saturday & Sunday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location - Factory 123
163 King Street
Stratford, ON N5A
Target enrolment: 8 students
For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor