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Puppetry Ensemble (online)

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Every Wednesday for 8 weeks

6:30-8:30 PM

This course will be delivered online via Zoom. Download our Zoom policy here.

This is an opportunity to join an online ensemble (of up to 16 participants) to create a new piece of puppetry performance.

The course will be delivered online over 8 weeks, and will involve the following stages:

  • Creating work from a stimulus/initial idea

  • Exploring some basic techniques of puppet work for film

  • Devising processes

  • Making puppets

  • Performing and recording puppet performances

About the Tutor

Oliver Hymans is an award-winning puppetry artist; working internationally across four continents, directing and designing puppetry in theatre, opera, film and music video. His puppets have appeared at London’s Tate Modern, Arcola Theatre, National Gallery, Camden Roundhouse, ICA and Rose Theatre Kingston, Colombia’s National Circus School and South Africa’s Loft Puppet Company. He is an Associate Artist of Little Angel Theatre and has previously directed Emily Rising (“dazzling technical flourishes” – The Guardian). In 2021 he became a QEST Scholar (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) and has been awarded funding to specialise in traditional marionette design.

This course is best suited for those with some previous puppetry training (such as our Foundation or Intermediate courses), however, we welcome those with a keen enthusiasm to learn.

Once you have signed up to the course you will be provided with a materials list, but the focus will largely be on simple materials you can source easily or find around the home.

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

Please CLICK HERE for more information about how to apply.

“The course was inspiring and engaging. I feel I have learnt a huge amount about the art of puppetry and have improved my own puppetry skills. Thanks to Oliver for being such a patient teacher”.

– A course participant.