WORKSHOPS

SMALL MARIONETTE WORKSHOP

DSC_0699WITH MASTER PUPPETEER
PAVEL TRUHLÁŘ
COURSES FOR GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS

We organize classes in our puppet studio in the old part of Prague, a city with a strong puppet tradition still alive.

Under the guidance of experienced puppet makers, our pupils make a wooden puppet starting from ready-made turned components.
We offer a collection of 20 puppets for the participants to choose from as a starting point. This collection was especially designed for the purpose, but of course, anyone can just create and compose his own character, if one prefers not to work according to a model.

At the end of the course everyone will have an original marionette plus an insight into puppet making.

See the instruction video - step by step how to built our small wooden marionette

The workshop is designed for young and old, for amateurs of puppet art, for children, for their parents, for those who want to rediscover their long lost creative soul, or just want to take a step back from everyday computers, cinemas or videogames.
Although we recommend the workshop for children above age six, younger children have attended our workshops successfully in the presence of their mother or father.
Special technical skills are not required.

Time schedule of the workshop:
The course takes about 3 to 4 hours depending on the number of participants

Reservation:
We kindly ask to make a reservation at least two working days in advance.

Number of participants:
maximum 13 for one workshop
Whether there are more participants in the group, we would ask you to book it at least one week ahead.

Price: 1 person /  CZK 2300
Price includes a short word on puppet tradition and relevant production techniques. Of course all materials needed to finish and assemble the puppet are included and all necessary tools will be at your disposition under the professional guidance of our tutors. During the workshop we provide a little refreshment and a small snack.

Special offer - DIY Marionette Kit:

For all of you who cannot spend the time in our puppet studio and join creative courses to achieve a fabulous marionette we have produced a simple DIY kit.
The full range of characters and the packaging can be viewed here on our website. The kit includes ready - made linden wood components, instruction, fitting accessories. 
Just pick one and have fun!
Offer of entire DIY collection you will find in our shop and also in our studio.

Offer for schools:

We provide one-shot morning classes for schools either in our studio in Vinohrady or in school´s location.
Would you like to create along with your students marionettes regarding to your own art design and get to know how to manipulate and play with them?
Contact us!
It would be our pleasure to show you a magic world of puppets.
Beside one-shot morning classes we also cooperate with schools on long term projects in terms of their afternoon activities for their students - as such,  preparation of the puppet performances, which contains not just puppet and theatre making, but also get up a play. We would be more than happy to give you other expletory information, just contact us.

Even like this may your puppet look like! Have a look and come to join the puppet workshop!

MARIONETTE CARVING WORKSHOP - 3 Days

In course of this workshop, each participant will – under Pavel´s supervision and with his assistance – carve out the head of their own wooden marionette. The body itself will be prefabricated in our workshop and ready to use for your coming marionette. Depending upon the student´s skill whether there is some time left then our pupil can carve also the hands. Final unpainted marionette might be dressed up with a simple costume or enhanced with accessories.

Production of a marionette head, carved from the linden wood.
Workshop takes 3 days
Students will work from 10 am to 6 pm, having 1 hour lunch break

Maximum number of students: 4

 

  • 1st Day
  • Preparation of visual design (technical drawing)
  • Machine material preparation
  • Start on carving the marionette head

2nd Day

  • Head puppet completion
  • Start on carving a marionette hands (depends on the time)

3rd Day

  • Finishing hands
  • Marionette assembly (with ready prepared body) and completion
  • Puppetry lesson

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Workshop fee:

12.000 CZK per person

Every participant will obtain a certificate of successful completion of a course.
The price of the workshop includes a ticket for Don Giovanni performance at the National Marionette Theatre plus a tour of a private historical marionette collection. Both events will be arranged according to student´s time options.

Language:

The workshop is taught in English

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MARIONETTE CARVING WORKSHOP - 5 Days

In course of this workshop, each participant will – under Pavel´s supervision and with his 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.

Workshop Schedule:

Production of a 40 -50 cm marionette with or without textile costume (accessories) - head, hands and feet carved from the linden wood.
Workshop takes 5 days
Students will work from 10 am to 6 pm, having 1 hour lunch break

Maximum number of students: 4

1st Day

  • Preparation of visual design (technical drawing)
  • Machine material preparation
  • Start on carving the marionette head

2nd Day

  • Head puppet completion
  • Body preparation

3rd Day

  • Start on carving a marionette hands and legs

 4th Day

  • Finishing hands and legs
  • Marionette painting

5th Day

  • Marionette assembly
  • Technique of stringing puppet
  • Marionette completion
  • Puppetry lesson

Workshop fee: 18.000 CZK per person

Every participant will obtain a certificate of successful completion of a course.
The price of the workshop includes a ticket for Don Giovanni performance at the National Marionette Theatre plus a tour of a private historical marionette collection.

Both events will be arranged according to student´s time options.

MARIONETTE CARVING WORKSHOP - 7 Days

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

Workshop Schedule:

Production of a 40 -50 cm marionette carved entirely from linden wood Workshop takes 7 days Students will work from 10 am to 6 pm, having 1 hour lunch break Maximum number of students: 4 1st Day
  • Introduction
  • Preparation of visual design (technical drawing)
  • Doctrine of sharpening chisels
2nd Day
  • Machine material preparation
  • Start on carving the marionette head
3rd Day
  • Head puppet completion
 4th Day
  • Start on carving a marionette body
 5th Day
  • Start on carving a marionette hands and legs
 6th Day
  • Marionette painting
7th Day
  • Marionette assembly
  • Marionette controller production
  • Technique of stringing puppet
  • Marionette completion
  • Puppetry lesson

Workshop fee: 20.000  CZK per person

IMG_0314Every participant will obtain a certificate of successful completion of a course. The price of the workshop includes a ticket for Don Giovanni performance at the National Marionette Theatre plus a tour of a private historical marionette collection. Both events will be arranged according to student´s time options.

MARIONETTE MANIPULATION WORKSHOP

STEP BY STEP WITH THE MARIONETTE
or
FROM MANIPULATION TO A PLAY

WITH OUR MASTER PUPPETEER PAVEL TRUHLÁŘ

Workshop finished with the street performance.


Marionety Truhlář company organizes marionette workshop led by Pavel Truhlář, master in the field of puppetry with the rich experience in international festivals from street performing so-called "street art of puppetry".
The workshop will give students the rare opportunity to spend intensive creative 5 days to learnt how to string the puppet in the proper way to achieve the best marionette movement, to get to know how to manipulate the puppet, together we will look for a puppet motion expression of basic human emotions, we will get participants ready to step out and perform with the marionette in the theater and outdoors.

Workshop Schedule:

Rehearsals will take place in the studio and later on outside with prepared mannequins (training puppets) manipulated from above by string or wires. We will try to play in family puppet theaters, suitable for home performance. You can bring along your own puppet. Prepare ahead your script of output or idea – an idea which we can help you develop, enhance and most importantly to get implemented based on our rich experience in this field.

Daily Schedule:

Workshop takes 4 days
Students will work from 10 am to 6 pm, having 2 hours lunch break
Maximum number of students: 4

1st Day

introduction
puppet master Truhlář short performance
basic familiarity with the marionettes
the simplest marionette movements, head gaze, gestures, gait, stylized patterns of movement

2nd Day

marionette motion search option
coordination of individual body parts of marionette
discovering the secrets of the marionette performance

3rd Day

marionette rehearsals
various possibilities of puppet movement to a music
expressing basic human emotions by a motion
word as part of puppet expression

4th Day

marionette rehearsal in the studio, finishing up with an individual puppet scenes
outdoors performance, where graduates with the master alternately perform with their practiced etudes, which get better by every repetition and new ideas come around along with an improvisation
graduates collect money from the audience to the hat
earnings will be spent on the final party

Workshop fee:

Price per person is 12 000 CZK

Every participant will obtain a certificate of successful completion of a course.
The price of the workshop includes a ticket for Don Giovanni performance at the National Marionette Theatre plus a tour of a private historical marionette collection. Both events will be arranged according to student´s time options.

What else do you get? Rich additional experience and advice in the field of puppetry.

Language:
The workshop is taught in English

Workshop location:

Boleslavská 11

130 00 Praha 3

Map here http://www.marionety.com/index.php?typ=60&jazyk=en

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Do you have any questions about the workshop? Just get in touch with us! Via email or Facebook!
Contacts:

Pavel Truhlář cell phone: +420 606 924 39
email: info@marionety.com, ptruhlar@marionety.com
facebook: facebook.com/marionetytruhlar

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.

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)

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)

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)

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

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!

Contacts:

WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS

Would you like to create along with your students marionettes regarding to your own art design or a play and get to know how to manipulate and play with them?

We provide workshops for schools either in our studio in Vinohrady or in school´s location.


We offer

  • one-shot morning classes
  • long term marionette projects

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.

Contact us! It would be our pleasure to show you a magic world of puppets.

We offer

  • one-shot morning classes
  • long term marionette projects
       

ONE-SHOT MORNING CLASSES

creation of wooden small marionette, size 30cm in 4 hours. More information please view here Small-Marionette-Workshop/

LONG TERM MARIONETTE PROJECT

Cooperation with schools on long term projects in terms of their afternoon activities for their students – as such puppet making, puppet manipulation, putting up a play together, rehearsing and finally showing the performance to the audience – parents and school friends. We will be happy to discuss you individual needs and create the marionette workshop that would be appropiate, educational and fun for everyone! We would be more than happy to give you other expletory information, just contact us.  

We recommend join the workshop with your own idea, design or character of the puppet which you would like to make.

Language:

The workshops are taught in English

After completion of the workshop our former student will know which material to choose and how to prepare it for marionette production, making visual design and technical drawing, how to take care of the chisels, woodcarving technique, how properly attach strings to a puppet and sure finally get to know how to manipulate marionette.

What else do you get? Additional rich experience and an advice in the field of puppetry.