We will teach you techniques to make a Rod Puppet with a wooden head, neck and hands. The design is based on the traditional Indonesian puppet which is manipulated from below, and these puppets have a very different style of movement than the marionette. We'll show you how to construct a "pistol" style mechanism so that the neck and head move separately. We will also show how the wooden hands are connected to the shoulder, and how to connect the hand wire to the hands.
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.