Puppet Construction

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Prototyping custom creatures.

Using the DPS 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 stimulus students will: 

Classroom Connections: Contemporary Performance, Devising, Working as an Ensemble and Working with Stagecraft 

90 – 180mins | Secondary

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


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