Marionette Carving Workshop
June 14, 2023 - June 30, 2023 Create a wooden marionette of your design, on wire or strings.
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- Holandská 20, Prague 10, located ten minutes from the historical center
About the Workshop
Czech artisans teach the craft to students from around the world. All while the city is hosting the Prague Quadrennial- the largest gathering of scene designers in the world! Students work under many puppet masters to learn techniques of designing puppets, making technical drawings, woodcarving, painting, and designing a puppet costume, plus how to manipulate puppets and Czech puppet history. We will spend one day at the Prague Quadrennial plus go to exhibitions and Czech puppet shows. Each student will go home with an original hand-carved marionette - plus the skills to make more. All in a beautiful European city with a rich puppet tradition still very much alive. WORKSHOP FEE The price is 1,030 Euro. Price includes all materials, tickets to performances. Payment to be made upon acceptance to the workshop. DAILY SCHEDULE The daily schedule is intensive: students work all day on their puppets and often attend puppet theatre performances in the evenings. The workshop includes 1-2 days on puppet manipulation at the end. There will be 2 days off to see Prague. ACCOMMODATIONS/FOOD Accommodations with shared bathroom facilities can be arranged in Pension Jana, a comfortable, clean hostel located in a residential area 5 minutes from the workshop (approx 20 Euro for double room/32 Euro for a single room]. Participants can cook meals in a small kitchen in the workshop, or eat in local Czech restaurants (approx. 10 Euro for lunch). CANCELATION POLICY The deposit is nonrefundable. If you cancel a more than 1 month before the start of the workshop, you can transfer the deposit to another PIP workshop ; you will be charged a 200 Euro fee and you will be charged for the price of the new workshop if the price changes. If for any reason PIP needs to cancel the course, you will get a full refund minus the bank transfer fees. If you cannot come because citizens from your country cannot enter the Czech Republic because of Covid you will get a full refund minus a 30 Euro admin fee.