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Puppet Technology: Wooden Marionettes

September 2024 - March 2025

  • Starts 20 Sept
  • TBD
  • Online

About the Workshop

Learn the art and craft of creating a marionette from Czech puppet expert Mirek Trejtnar. You will discover how to transform your ideas to a three-dimensional, fully-carved wooden mastperpiece. Students can work on their own pace with our new series of videos and our recently -published book Puppet Technology. We will have regular consultations with students scheduled at different times to accommodate people from different time zones. Learn everything you need to know so you can understand the theory and practice of building professoinal-quality marionettes. By the end of the course, you will have the skills to continue to develop your work in this magical, centuries-old art form. Module 1: All about Tools, Materials, Machinery and Wood Module 2: Design Module 3: Transforming your design into a technical drawing Module 4: Creating professional-quality joints Module 5: First cuts: work with saw/bandsaw Module 6: Woodcarving Module 7: Assembly Module 8: Controller and Stringing The course will be taught by Mirek Trejtnar, expert woodcarver, toymaker and automata builder. FOR WHOM IS THE WORKSHOP INTENDED? Students should be comfortable working on their own and have some experience working with wood. If you have any questions, please email us at For more information, including price, please apply now and we'll get back to you with details later this month.

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