An Introduction to Using Worbla in Puppet Making
2 - 3 September
with Judith Hope
Join this course for an introduction into using Worbla, a fabulous, thermo-resin material, great for sculpting, decorative work and many practical uses.
On this course we will focus on using Worbla in puppet making, including over a fixed clay form, with a wet clay sculpt, forming hands and feet, making patterns and more. Over the weekend Judith will guide you through a number of tasks as you learn to manipulate and work with this wonderfully adaptive material.
We will be using the original brown Worbla’s Finest Art.
(Please note, we will not be making finished puppets, instead you will be creating a series of small samples to take home, to use as reference for future projects).
About the tutor
Judith Hope is a London based puppet maker. She creates a diverse range of puppets for theatre, commercials and events, across the UK and internationally.
Much of Judith’s work is designed to interact with audiences in outdoor walkabout settings, as she aims to draw viewers into a world of magic and make believe. Inspired by the strange and the wonderful, Judith is also known for her connections to vintage and curious objects, encompassing small scale suitcase theatre.
Judith was the puppet designer on two of Little Angel Theatres productions last year, The Smartest Giant in Town and There May be a Castle.