Experience Opportunity

Masterclass: Puppet Making with Meriel Pym

Ignite your passion for performance and production with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s short courses. Our courses offer a wide range of opportunities to hone your craft and expand your repertoire, whether you are a newcomer or an experienced professional. Guided by industry-leading practitioners, these courses provide unparalleled training and mentorship in an environment that fosters artistic growth and collaboration.

Masterclass: Puppet Making with Meriel Pym, Sunday 26 May, Day course, 09:30–17:00 | £85 | All Skill Levels, 18+

Puppetry plays a pivotal role in the landscape of theatre and TV production. On this course, you will work with expert Meriel Pym to understand the role of puppetry in storytelling. You will also craft your own puppet and acquire insight into materials, construction and movement techniques.

On this course you will:

> Acquire an understanding of the significance of puppetry in storytelling within the TV and theatre industry.

> Explore how puppets best captivate audiences through hands-on exploration of fundamental puppet design principles.

> Receive guidance on how to select the right materials and techniques for crafting different puppet styles.

> Craft your own puppet under the guidance of an accomplished scenic crafts expert.

> Put your skills to practice and receive tips on how to create dynamic and expressive puppet performances.

You will have the opportunity to make your own handcrafted puppet during the masterclass – and to take it home as a personal keepsake! In addition to gaining hands-on experience from a puppetry expert, you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

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