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.
These one-off workshops 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. At the end, you will get access to the recording of the workshop and all diagrams that are presented.
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.