Dates: This workshop ran from Tuesday 26th July 2022 until Thursday 28th July 2022.
Design, make and operate your own marionette puppet!
Receive your own puppet making kit in the post containing a puppet skeleton and pre-fabricated puppet control, sculpting materials and tools, paint, brushes, string and other materials to inspire your design process.
You will learn how to design a puppet, how to work with ‘Sculpey’ polymer clay and how to paint with acrylics. You will create your own, unique, sea-themed creature and learn how to bring it to life.
Each day we will focus on a different element of puppet making:
Day 1- Puppet design and maquette making
Day 2- Sculpting and painting
Day 3- Stringing and operating
This course, run by puppeteer and experienced Creative Dimension Trust tutor Sian Kidd, is suitable for beginners but the kit is adaptable to suit your confidence level.
Students must report for group teaching at 10am. Classes will finish at approximately 4:30pm.
Transferable Skills and Future Careers
TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!
In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.
You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.
You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.
Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.
Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors. Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
There are only 8 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early.APPLICATIONS CLOSED