Designed and delivered by Judith Hope
Here’s the important info - please read before booking!
The course will cover how to convert and adapt an old style suitcase, design and make changing sets and backdrops and create a cast of small puppets.
There will be 5 sessions in total (1 session per day for 5 consecutive days). Each session will last for 1 hour.
Judith will demonstrate the techniques and skills required as well as giving lots of tips and advice.
This is a making course. Due to the time available, the focus will be on making rather than performing (at times we will make reference to performing but there will not be any tuition in performing techniques).
It will not be necessary to have all your materials in advance, although you may aim to do this if you choose.
Sessions will be designed for participants to observe and learn (as well as taking notes). There will also be opportunities to ask questions.
Participants may choose to progress with making in between sessions, or to absorb the information given and to make at a later date, there are no specific requirements.
The course is adaptable and therefore equally suitable for beginners and experienced makers (some making/craft experience is helpful but not essential as you will be making in your own time at your own pace).
This is an adult course although you would obviously be able to do the making later with your children if you choose.
There will be a maximum of 10 people on each course.
Regrettably it will not be possible to issue refunds.
More dates may be added according to demand!
Old style/vintage suitcase
Foam board or cardboard sheets
Old ringbinder clips
Large sponges or pieces of foam
Tiny cable ties
String or ribbon
Narrow or shirring elastic
Acrylic or ready mixed paint
Decorative papers/junk mail/scrap paper/tissue paper
Fimo light or modelling material
Polystyrene balls or egg shapes
Wire coat hangers/barbecue skewers
Map pins or toy eyes
Pritt stick/PVA glue
Tools and equipment:
Drill or something to make hole through the side of your case
Craft or Stanley knife
Cutting mat or a suitable surface to cut on
Bradawl, nail or skewer
Hot glue gun
Pens and pencils
Judith Hope is a London based puppet designer and maker. Inspired by the strange and curious, she creates puppets for theatre, commercials and events, as well as delivering masterclasses and puppet making courses.