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Giant Puppet Making Workshop


Thu 1 Oct 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 2 Oct 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Island Bay School, 6 Thames St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: rayzordoll

Come join us to make a giant puppet over 2 days! intense creative process to bring a design to life you won't believe what you're capable of....Collaborative and fun!

When: Thursday October 1st 10am-4pm & Friday October 2nd 10am – 4pm
Participants learn 3D Structure building with sustainable resources
Where: School Hall, Island Bay School
6 Thames Street, Island Bay

What's Giant Puppet Making?

Participants learn 3D Structure building with sustainable resources, creating a Sculpture that is wholly theirs. They gain pride and pleasure in showing off their creation in a public place. They experience the joy of teamwork to produce communally something larger than themselves as individuals. And inspire others to get involved in community events.

We start the day with a brainstorming of ideas of what we'd like to make. It can be absolutely anything but always comes from the participants themselves. We use a truly democratic voting system whereby participants can vote as many times as they like, for as many ideas that they like. This means we have the maximum number happy with the decision made.

We then create the structure with stripped willow and cover with tissue paper adding colour for decoration, or depending on design of puppet chosen by participants, may incorporate reuse brewery tubing, fabrics, and other assorted recycled items. We will also have space to create individual pieces to work alongside the Giants. Registration of interest appreciated but not necessary. This workshop is for kids and adults alike.

All puppets made during the workshop will be shown at the puppet carnival. Shorland park, island bay, October 3rd 2015 and again at the island bay festival in 2016!

This workshop is made possible by funding from Wellington Creative Communities, and is apart of the Out of the Suitcase Puppet Festival.

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Phone us:
REACT 05 3282823

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