IMG_0761We 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.

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.

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The workshop is taught in English

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