Digital Learning Workshop | Ages 16+ | online
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Dive Hand First: Foam & Fleece Puppet Building Online Workshop

Interactive Online Workshop

Get ready to take the leap into designing and building your own Jim Henson-style hand & rod puppets!  This live, interactive online workshop is intended for intermediate to advanced puppet builders.

Over the course of three (3) weekly evening sessions, you will learn the general method of fabricating complete hand & rod puppets, including patterning and creating puppet heads and bodies from foam, covering the puppet in fleece, and building and attaching arm rods. Additional information about crafting eyes, facial features, and costumes will be included.

After registration, you will receive a PDF of puppet patterns, a supply list covering all materials required to participate in the workshop, and links to where you can order these items online.

Note: purchase of the workshop includes all 3 dates. Must attend all 3 days. A recording will be provided if you miss a session.

Please be advised that this is an online and interactive workshop where you will participate virtually with the instructor. 

Level: Intermediate/Advanced: Ages 16 and up

Program Length: 2.5 hours per session

Price: $150 for three sessions

Time: 7:00pm EDT

Date: May 9th, 16th, 23rd

Jeffrey Zwartjes
Digital Learning Artist-In-Residence
Jeffery Zwartjes
Jeffery C. Zwartjes is an Atlanta-based theater artist/illustrator/puppeteer from San Antonio, TX; B.F.A., Illustration from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Created & built the sets for the 2005 “puppet-noir” film The Lady From Sockholm, installed an underwater-themed playscape for the Alliance’s Theatre for the Very Young (Blub, Blub, 2015), most recently set designed at Kennesaw State U (Peter & the Starcatcher). Also a freelance illustrator & comic artist; illustrated over a dozen educators’ resource titles for Mar*Co Products & the children’s book “Irene the Elephant” by Geri Guadagno (New City Press).

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