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Marionette Carving Course

29 Apr 2024

5-day workshop for adults lead by Oliver Hymans


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£595.00 Adult

This is a 5-day course which runs 09:00-17:00 daily.

This workshop will take place in the Workshop adjoining the Theatre on Dagmar Passage.

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At Little Angel Theatre

14 Dagmar Passage, London N1 2DN

Plan your visit

Unleash your creativity and master the ancient art of Marionette Making with award-winning puppet designer Oliver Hymans.

Join our immersive course to learn the intricate techniques of crafting carved wooden puppets that come to life on strings. Over five intensive days, Oliver will guide you through the process of this enchanting craft, covering the following areas:

  • Safe use of specialist tools
  • Wood carving techniques
  • Translating your design from paper to three-dimensional form
  • Jointing and mechanics
  • Stringing and operating

Enrol now and pull the strings of your artistic journey!

Please note: due to the intensive nature of this course, not all students will be able to complete their marionettes within the 5 days. However, Oliver will ensure you have all the skills and materials needed to complete your puppets at home.

About the tutor:

Oliver is Associate Artist at Little Angel Theatre and has been working with puppetry for nearly 15 years. A QEST Scholar (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) specialising in Marionette Making, he trained with some of the last remaining marionette makers in the UK, including Lyndie Wright MBE, John Roberts (Puppet Craft UK) and Stephen Mottram.

In 2023 he worked closely with Heritage Craft and the wider puppetry community to have Marionette Making added to the Red List of Endangered Crafts. In recognition for this work and for his commitment to keeping the artform alive, he was a 2023 finalist for Woodworker of the Year.

One place on this course will be offered for free as a bursary.

Please CLICK HERE for more information about how to apply.


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You are booking a 5-day course: Monday 29 April – Friday 3 May