Four day puppet carving workshop
LIKE GEPPETTO DID - four day puppet carving workshop
19 - 22nd March 2020 | Pambula NSW
Experience the magic of carving a stringed marionette puppet from a tree.
Perfect for new and experienced carvers, over four days you will learn how to make your own delightful Pinocchio puppet the same way that Geppetto did all those years ago.
Learn how to work with the shape of the tree when designing your puppet, how to safely and effectively use an axe and whittling knife to carve the shapes you desire and how to leave expressive 'brush strokes' with the knife that allow your puppet to emerge from the tree.
You will also learn how to make articulated knee, hip and elbow joints and how to carve those extra details like clothes and facial expressions.
And after assembling and painting your puppet you will learn how to attach the magical strings that bring life to your little companion.
Other topics covered are the basics of working with wood when it is 'green' (freshly cut), and how to keep your tools nice and sharp.
Four beautiful days carving puppets in Pambula, on the lovely Sapphire Coast of NSW (about half way between Sydney and Melbourne, and three hours from Canberra).
Yummy morning tea provided each day.
Minimum age 16.