Patterning and Constructing Plastazote Puppet Heads
Plastazote is a great material for puppet-making: lightweight and versatile, it can be patterned, carved, vac formed, heated, glued, textured, painted or covered to create all manner of puppets for indoors or outdoors, from the very small to the gigantic!
This five-day course teaches a professional puppet making technique which has many applications. Led by Nick Barnes & Caroline Bowman, it offers participants an opportunity to develop invaluable processes and skills for making beautiful and usable contemporary puppets and to learn some of the key principles of puppet design.
Throughout the week we will also discuss and compare other puppet making materials and consider techniques for constructing puppet bodies and different types of joints, whilst at all stages taking account of the challenges relevant to constructing puppets for theatre.