September Puppet Classes
This September, Vox Fabuli Puppets and Crash Boom offer you three easy ways to dip your toes into the wild, weird world of puppets:
BEGINNING STAGE PUPPETEERING
September 12th, 1-3pm
“FINDING YOUR PUPPET’S VOICE”
September 19th, 1-3:30pm
BASIC PUPPET BUILDING – ANIMALS
September 26th, 10am-5:30pm
Inscape Arts Building, Studio 230
815 Seattle Blvd South
Seattle, WA 98134
*Classes recommended for ages 15 and up
*Class sizes limited to 8
Beginning Stage Puppeteering
Saturday, September 12
Cost: $45 pre-reg/$55 day-of
In this fun, dynamic class, you’ll learn the foundations of good stage puppetry – focus, physical commitment and basic puppet operation. Seattle-based puppeteer Rachel Jackson will teach you how to make your puppet seem alive and connect with your audience. You’ll get lots of hands-on time with professional arm-and-rod puppets plus a simple practice puppet to take home so you can keep working on your skills.
“Finding Your Puppet’s Voice”
Saturday, September 19
Cost: $45 pre-reg/$55 day-of
You know how to make your puppet talk, but what does she sound like?
You can make him move, but where is he going? And how does he get there?
In this fun, intermediate puppeteering class, you’ll learn the basics of characterization – voice, physicality and emotion – and how to apply them to your puppet. You’ll get tons of tips for making character choices and see what a big impact they can have on your puppet’s performance. *Beginning Puppetry class or equivalent puppet experience required.
Basic Puppet Building – Animals
Saturday, September 26
10am – 5:30pm
Walk in with a sad, naked hand and walk out with a fabulous new puppet friend in this beginning class. Spend your day immersed in the hands-on experience of basic puppet construction: cutting, sewing (hand and machine) and hot gluing your way to a finished puppet. Your teacher will guide you step-by-step as you create one of five animals: Dog, Cat, Bear, Bunny or Unicorn…or any animal your imagination can devise.
About Your Instructors:
Rachel Jackson’s Vox Fabuli Puppets specializes in twisting the familiar into dark and humorous shapes. Rachel has been puppeteering on various Seattle stages since 2008, where her work has been called “mad and masterful” by The Seattle Times. The mind behind the hit “MANOS – The Hands of Felt”, she more recently brought her talented hands to The FELT-A-THON, “Whedonesque Burlesque” and “Audrey & Nelson: a puppet sex musical”. She also co-produces Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam. www.VoxFabuli.com
Seattle-based puppeteer Chad Allers has been building puppets since 2010, when he won Project Puppet’s annual contest with the second puppet he ever built. He makes puppet videos through his company, Crash Boom Puppets, including a series where he teaches people how to go about creating their own puppet productions. Locally, he has built puppets for live performances of Nunsense and The Pillowman. http://www.crashboom.net