The Art of Puppet Carving
From sketch to painted wood, participants will design, create, and finish their own small wooden puppet. A storytelling exercise to spark the imagination and an introduction to hand carving gets things started. Next, learn how to translate a sketch into a technical drawing which will be transferred to basswood for roughing out. Carve the puppet’s body and head with gouges and parting tools, and assemble the puppets with simple screws, wires, pins, and springs. Paint and simple costuming are the final touches. Handmade puppets will be the star of the studio walkthrough at the end of the week! All levels welcome.