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.
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
- Preparation of visual design (technical drawing)
- Doctrine of sharpening chisels
- Machine material preparation
- Start on carving the marionette head
- Head puppet completion
- Start on carving a marionette body
- Start on carving a marionette hands and legs
- Marionette painting
- Marionette assembly
- Marionette controller production
- Technique of stringing puppet
- Marionette completion
- Puppetry lesson
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.