Starts: 26 Jun 2021
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Explore the fundamentals of puppetry
- Gain confidence in manipulation and animation techniques
- Examine the practicalities of puppetry in performance
- Be introduced to a range of puppetry styles and forms
- Increase your awareness of "presence" on stage
- Explore and analyse on-stage images and visual storytelling
Class format and activities
We will learn through practical exploration through set tasks done together as a class, combined with reference work, observation, reflection and tutor/peer feedback.
Though not essential, some experience or knowledge in performance is desirable. The course may also be of interest to visual artists who work in 3D, and any makers wishing to explore puppetry performance practically for the first time. As a practical course you will need to be willing to actively participate.
What you need to know before you enrol
Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course will include some completion of activities outside of class time, e.g. research, finding something for next week, reflection or small preparation of a task.
What you need
Comfortable clothing - though the course is practical and will involve some physical work, it will not be heavy duty and it is important to be comfortable and be able to move with a good range of movement. A table/desk Roll of brown paper (parcel paper) A selection of objects from around the home (nothing precious or fragile that could easily break) A pair of scissors A tennis ball Masking Tape Some A4 Paper Notepad and pen (or something to take your notes on)