Scarecrow Children's Workshop
Presented by: Norwich Puppet Theatre
Tue 20th Aug 2013
Running time: 90 minutes
During this workshop you will create a scarecrow marionette - otherwise known as a string puppet. The marionette is one of the most traditional of puppet forms made famous on television in shows like Thunderbirds and Andy Pandy.
During this workshop you will be making a 'person' type of marionette which can be as realistic or fantastical as you wish it to be. In the first part of the workshop you create the puppet skeleton, and then after the break you give it its scarecrow character and costume. The finished puppet is then given strings to operate it by a traditional cross bar.
For children aged 5 and over.
Each session is themed to a particular type of puppet - from rod puppet to marionette, Bunraku, glove and many more besides. Further information about each workshop can be found on our What’s On page.
After constructing the basic puppet form, your child will be free to create the puppet’s character using the vast array of materials provided. The only restriction will be their imagination and at the end they will have a wonderful puppet to take home!
Please note: during these sessions the child will be working with their peers, supported by our workshop leaders. Accompanying adults may either remain in our foyer and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee or return to collect the child at the end of the workshop.
Workshops last for 1½ hours with a short break midway for a snack or a drink. These can be purchased from our shop or you can bring your own.
We also run workshops for Preschool Children (aged 2-5); Families (adults and children aged 4+); and Adults. Check the listings for details of upcoming events.
- Child: £8.50
You can book offline by calling the box office on 01603 629 921 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org