(3 sessions)

with Judith Hope Puppet Maker

Location: Online via Zoom

2021 Dates:

Sunday 1st August
Sunday 8th August
Sunday 15th August


You can either book onto the 1pm - 2pm OR 5pm - 6pm (BST) class for the dates above. You ticket gives you access to all 3 sessions for the same time slot each week.


£30 for all 3 sessions (works out as £10 per hour)

Age recommendation:
16+ / adults



About this workshop:

Join this beginners workshop to learn to make a simple, upright animal rod puppet, using recycled and inexpensive, easily sourced materials. 


On the course you will learn some important elemental principles of puppet making, covering design and movement, structure, suitable materials and suggestions for aesthetics and decoration. The puppet design is fully articulated at the head, hips, shoulder, elbow and wrist. 


You will create a basic structure that once learnt, can be further adapted for other upright table-top puppets. The workshop will consist of 3 tutorials, you will be learning through observation and taking notes with lots of opportunities to ask questions. The making will be done in your own time, in between workshops. 

About Judith Hope

Judith Hope is a puppet designer and maker based in London. She creates a diverse range of puppets for theatre, commercials and events. Her work is inspired by the strange and the wonderful and she is known for making extraordinary puppet creatures with a very high quality, detailed aesthetic. Judith  has created puppets for many companies including Little Angel Theatre, Les Enfants Terribles and the RSC. 


Judith also designs and makes large-scale walkabout puppets with which she performs at festivals and events across the UK and internationally. Judith has taught many masterclasses in puppet making, including a series of zoom courses to participants from around the globe. 

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