Learn with us the art of carving traditional Czech wooden marionettes, of designing stop motion animation puppets, of manipulation and performance.

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2018-19 workshops

We will have a NEW workshop on Mechanical Objects plus classic workshops on marionettes, performing and film animation puppets.

June 2019 workshops will coincide with the Prague Quadrennial.

Posted 20.9.2017

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4-dancer marionettes come to life

For the first time in our workshop, students made these trick dancing puppets - four marionettes on on one controller! Lots of woodchips, lots of lovely dancers

Posted 29.10.2017

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Puppet Stars of dracula

Meet the cast of the successful performance Dracula made in our August workshop.

Posted 20.9.2017

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dracula by puppets in prague

Puppets in Prague students in our August workshop bring a not-so-scary Dracula to kids 2+ to the ever-popular Letni Letna Festival! Video here.

Posted 30.8.2017

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june marionettes

See the magical results of our carving workshop

Posted 20.9.2017

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May 2017 Animation workshop

Congratulations to our students for their new puppets and films created during our workshop.

Posted 15.5.2017

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Bony Marionettes made at our Skeleton workshop

Three skeleton marionettes with bones that fly apart made at our March worskhop

Posted 10.3.2017

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Mirek Trejtnar's toy in the victora&albert museum collection

The V&A museum has the cyclist push toy designed by Mirek Trejtnar in its collection- until recently listed as an "unidentified Czech artist."

Posted 16.2.2017


Puppets in Prague recommends book

Figures in the Fourth Dimension is about mechanical puppets. It is full of beautiful images and makes it possible to start creating artworks using hundreds of technical drawings, which shows in detail how it all functions.