Make A Puppet From Recycled Materials with Upfront Gallery

Using basic materials that can be found at home, in the first session, you will make a simple puppet around a Green Man theme.  In the second session, breathe life into your puppet and devise some dialogue or make it sing!  Sketches may be recorded on zoom for showing online later.

Each session is interactive.  Materials will need to be collected in advance ready for the first workshop. A full list of materials will be available on booking.

John Parkinson originally trained as a theatre designer. Upfront gallery is now the base for John’s studio and workshops, where he designs and builds for his puppet theatre.  His theatre and exhibition experience give John the skill to work across a wide range of materials.  He has worked extensively in schools sharing the joy of puppetry with children.

This a free workshop for up to 15 participants which will take place online via the zoom platform under the relevant safeguarding conditions. Full support to get connected will be available if needed.

Suitable for ages 8-12, some parental supervision will be required.

The first session of the day takes place at 10am with the second session at 1pm.

This workshop is part of Highlighting Eden – a collaboration between Highlights and Eden District Council to provide a programme of workshops and activities based on the themes of light, rebirth and growth, culminating in a Festival of Light on the weekend of the Spring Equinox.


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