Adult Puppetry Class: Introduction to Glove Puppetry
July 28 - August 18, 2011
How does a puppeteer bring a character to life? Glove puppetry is an immensely creative and challenging art form that has been practiced for centuries around the world as a way ... to bring stories to life. Students will examine the history of glove puppet performance from Punch and Judy to Mr. Rogers. Starting with basic exercises for manual dexterity and expressiveness and progressing to 2-character interactions, students will build a vocabulary of movement that will allow them to express almost any emotion or action. Finally, participants will learn a durable method for creating their own glove puppets from scratch.
This is an adult workshop; ages 16 and up.
Instructor: Brad Shur is our current Artist In Residence. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has been performing professionally for over ten years, beginning with nationally touring puppet companies such as Big Nazo and Wood and Strings Theater and more recently performing his own shows. He has built puppets for Dollywood and American Idol, as well as many others. This will be his first year offering this course at Puppet Showplace Theatre.
Questions? Contact the theatre at 617-731-6400 or e-mail Instructor Brad Shur at email@example.com.