Upcoming Workshops

puppet for animation

Animation

27. April - 10. May 2020


Professional puppet film artists teach students the methods of building a traditional Czech film animation puppet with a metal armature. Students meet specialists in all areas: latex hands, welding armatures, animators, directors, cameramen, editors... we also visit a professional film studio and go to the International Anifilm Festival in Trebon. Students will leave with wire puppet which can be used for stop motion animation.


carving

Marionette Carving

8. - 25. June 2020


Our classic workshop in which students learn all aspects of making a traditional, wooden Czech marionette. The process includes designing puppets, making technical drawings, woodcarving, painting and puppet costume design. Plus basic aspects of manipulating different styles of marionettes. With the newly-made puppets students will make short puppet shows. more

manipulation

Carving + Performance + Manipulation

3. - 30. August 2020



This month-long workshop has an equal focus on CARVING a WIRE MARIONETTE and PERFORMING for the public. This workshop requires students who are in good physical condition and able to perform at outdoors at festivals several times a day in the summer heat. Students experience the whole process of making the puppet: design, technical drawings, woodcarving, painting, stringing, costume, controller. In the second half they learn how to manipulate the marionettes and how to create an original show with an ensemble under a professional puppet director.more

Here you can see photos from previous workshops.

Students perform at the Letni Letna New Circus and Theatre Festival - one of Prague's largest summer festivals- as well as at smaller venues.