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.


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 lessonIMG_0314

Workshop fee:

20.000  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.


The workshop is 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.