Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Puppet Design and Making
07 March - 08 March 2020 | Workshops
| Free

This BRAND NEW two-day class is led by Puppet Designer Jimmy Grimes and Director Andy Brunskill, creators of puppetry for stage, screen and events. 

Over the course of the weekend you’ll explore 8 techniques that the duo use in developing innovative designs and enabling puppeteers to create sensitive and rich performances.

All exercises will be practical and participants will leave with a series of samples and mechanisms that they can develop, remake or integrate into their own puppet designs.

This workshop is aimed at makers, designers, puppeteers and other creatives wanting a stronger understanding of the whole process of puppet making. We’ll cover a range of subjects from design through to performance, including:

  • Designing with puppeteers in mind
  • Using anatomical research to inform your designs
  • When and how to best use mechanisms
  • Speedily prototype your puppet’s structure
  • The top 3 mechs for hand-triggered action
  • Working from table-top to parade-size puppets

£170 for the weekend pp

To book, please go to: https://www.brunskillandgrimes.com/get-in-touch-1


From 10am to 5pm
Over 2 days


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