Puppets in Prague Weekend Workshop: Automata Designs (online)

Puppets in Prague Weekend Workshop: Automata Designs (online)

Date4/25/2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
AddressOnline Event
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Master Carver and Toy/Puppet Designer Mirek Trejtnar will go over the basic wooden mechanical devices: cranks, double crankshafts, linkage mechanisms, gears. He will show how he has built different wooden, hand-cranked automata using the different mechanisms. He will show how he has used these mechanisms in his own designs, including wooden toy designs.

About our Spring Weekend Workshop Series

This workshop is part of our online Weekend Workshop Series, started in Fall 2020. This spring, we are offering 4 workshops - see the list below.

Each workshop lasts two hours and will take place on Zoom. You will receive a video of the workshop afterwards which will be available online for 1 month, plus all of the diagrams presented in the workshop. There will be a chance to interact with the teachers after each workshop for questions or clarifications. A great way to learn new skills and meet people from around the world also interested in puppetry.

These demos are designed for people who want to refresh their knowledge of puppet making as well as people who are new to the field. Our workshops aim to bring together puppeteers, students, and lovers of this craft together to teach new skills.

If you want to sign up for other Spring Weekend Workshops, please click on the workshops below:

Building a Toy Theatre Stage (April 11)

Rod Puppet Mechanism (April 18)

Automata Design (April 25)

Cabaret Trick Marionettes (May 9)


Cost of each workshop is for 850 Czech crowns (cca 32 EUR or 38 US Dollars)

Discounts: If you are a full time student or if you sign up for all 4 sessions, you will get a discount. Please contact us by email for a discount code.  

About Puppets in Prague

For over 20 years, Puppets in Prague has taught over 1000 students from all over the world how to make traditional carved marionettes. This past year, we moved online. Workshops are led by Mirek Trejtnar, a Czech puppet maker, carver, sculptor and toy designer.

This is an online event. You will receive info about connection in e-mail after purchasing the ticket.

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