MARIONETTE MOBILE WORKSHOP

                     MARIONETTE MOBILE WORKSHOP
CREATE YOUR OWN MARIONETTE IN YOUR OWN TOWN
                     WE WILL COME TO SHOW YOU HOW

                                     HAND CRAFTED    HAND OPERATED                    

Marionety Truhlář company organizes bespoke marionette carving workshop throughout Europe and overseas. Course is led by two professional puppet makers Martin Růžička and Pavel Truhlář, masters with the rich experience in the field of puppetry. Beside marionette carving, they are also both involved with Teatro Truhla, the puppet ensemble.Martin and Pavel may travel to you, your hometown and set up a proper working space in order to run workshop. They will provide you with all necessary material (linden wood, paint, leather, fabrics..etc) plus workshop equipment (band saw, drill, carving chisels and other tools, carving workbench).

The workshop will give students the rare opportunity to spend intensive creative 8 days of learning how to create a marionette from start to finish. In the beginning just a raw piece of wood and then at the end desired marionette which you play with. We will go together through visual design – technical drawing (puppet technology), preparing material and tools, woodcarving, painting, assembling along with the controller and yet costume making.

We will string the puppet in the proper way to achieve the best marionette movement, we will learn how to manipulate the puppet, together we will look for a puppet motion expression of basic human emotions and last but not least we will get participants ready to step out and perform with the marionette in the theater and outdoors.

This is an our idea, the way how we see the workshop done, but whether you would like to have it in slightly different way, just tell us , we can work it out. We are creative, open to anything.

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8 DAYS WORKSHOP

Workshop Schedule:

Students will work approx. from 10 am to 6 pm, having 2 hours lunch break (according to individual abilities and needs).

Each day we will finish with the puppet manipulation (we bring different styles of marionettes to practice with) in order for students by the end of the course to operate easily their marionette.

Maximum number of students: 8

1st Day

  • Introduction
  • Preparation of visual design (technical drawing)
  • Puppet technology (how to make marionette that moves properly)
  • Doctrine of sharpening chisels
  • 1 hour of marionette manipulation

2nd Day

  • Machine material preparation
  • Start on cutting the marionette head

3rd Day

  • Head puppet completion
  • 1 hour of marionette manipulation

4th Day

  • start on cutting a marionette body
  • 1 hour of marionette manipulation

 5th Day

  • start on cutting a marionette hands and legs
  • 1 hour of marionette manipulation

 6th Day

  • marionette painting
  • 1 hour of marionette manipulation

7th Day

  • marionette assembly
  • marionette controller production
  • technique of stringing puppet
  • 1 hour of marionette manipulation

8th day

  • Marionette completion
  • Puppetry lesson

For those of you who want to save time we came up with shorter versions of marionette carving workshop

 

   1.   Complex extensive marionette carving workshop

production of a 40 cm marionette carved entirely from wood

6 days, 8 hours a day

or 2 weekends + 5 days, 4 hours a day (morning or afternoon)

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In course of this workshop, each participant will – under our supervision and with our assistance – carve out, paint, assemble and hang their own wooden marionette and they will learn how to manipulate it.

    

      2. Short marionette carving workshop A

production of a 40 cm marionette with a costume – head, hands and feet carved from  wood

1 weekend + 2 days, 4 hours a day

or 5 days, 4 hours a day (morning or afternoon)

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In course of this workshop, each participant will – under our supervision and with our assistance – carve out the head, hands and feet of their own wooden marionette, attach those pieces to the body and dress the marionette up in its costume. The body and the costume will be prefabricated in our workshop according to your specific requirements.

       

          3. Short marionette-carving workshop B

production of a 25 cm wooden marionette (parts of the marionette have been pre-cut)

1 weekend + 2 days, 4 hours a day

or 5 days, 4 hours a day (morning or afternoon)

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In course of this workshop, each participant will – under our supervision and with our assistance – carve out, paint, assemble and hang their own wooden marionette from pre-cut pieces and they will learn how to manipulate it.

 

All of the above workshops have been designed for adult audiences, for they involve working with very sharp tools.

 

        4. Paint your own marionette workshop

4 hours

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In course of this workshop, all participants will paint and assemble a wooden marionette from ready-made wooden pieces. This workshop is suited for children with parents, for adults, for schools as well as for teambuilding.

 

All workshops can be flexibly combined, anything can be changed to meet your wishes and capacity – including the time schedule. Anything is possible!

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us so that together we can develop and design the perfect marionette-carving workshop for you!

 

We recommend join the workshop with your own idea, design or character of the puppet which you would like to make. The best to consult puppet design via the email before the workshop starts.

 

Workshop fee:

Price per two lectors is 3.000 EUR

  • Daily allowances (approx. 40 EUR per person, depending upon the visited country)
  • Freight
  • Accommodation

(The price includes all necessary materials and accessories).

Language:

The workshop is taught in English, Spanish

Related references:

Martin Růžička  Www.marionetisti.cz

Pavel Truhlářwww.marionety.com

Teatro Truhla – performances – http://www.marionety.com/video/

 

Every participant obtains a certificate of successful completion of the course.

What else do you get? Rich additional experience and advice in the field of puppetry plus an insight into Czech puppetry history.

In case of an extra requirements and ins and outs of the course just get in touch with us!

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