Build Your Own Monster Puppet- Spring 2015
Instructor: Jonathan Little, Little’s Creatures
4 sessions: Tuesdays April 28- May 19
FEE: $200 + $25 (Register by April 1, $175. Puppets at Night Members save 15%!)
Have you always wanted to make your own customized puppet? What about your own pet monster? Now you're in luck! This class will give you all the skills you need to start building your very own puppets (monster or otherwise).
Class participants will be guided step-by-step through the process of making a moving-mouth puppet with rod-controlled arms, a style frequently used in television puppetry. You will be taught how to properly cut fake fur, how to hide and minimize the appearance of seams, how to create posable hands, and much, much more! In addition to learning how to build the puppet, participants will be introduced to the materials used in professional puppet design, and the common tools every puppet maker needs.
This is an Introductory-level class: prior building experience is not necessary. All participants will be trained and expected to sew, use hot glue, and use basic hand tools.