Talented puppeteer Fran Malone of Herringbone Arts will be running six Pirate Puppet making workshops for Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage at our youth arts summer residency in August.
Bring your kids and young people (ages 7-14) for these free piratical puppetry sessions on 29th August, 31st August and 1st September – each day there are two workshops at 10.30am and 2.30pm.
Activities all take place on a floating barge in Brighton Marina.
Booking links here – welcome to book up to four spaces per workshop per family:
Are you puppet curious? Come and learn some secrets of puppet making!
Bring some ideas and Fran Malone of award – winning company Herringbone Arts will show you how to make your own beautiful minature puppets and help and guide you through making your own short show – with a special showing at the end for friends and family.. Expect doors to be opened into the world of puppetry!
This course will run for four/five weeks on the following dates and times:
Sunday 13th August
Sunday 20th August
Sunday 27th August
Sunday 3rd September
Each session is two hours long – from 1.30 – 3.30.
There will be an extra session for a special showing of work at the end. This session will be at an agreed time and venue.
The cost of these five sessions is £90.00 including materials.
Fran will provide puppet making materials – sculpting medium, tools and adhesives etc. If you would like to make your puppet show in a self – contained box, vintage hat box, suitcase or trunk then please provide one and Fran can show you how to convert it- but this is not essential-
Tea, coffee and snacks provided by Fran – who will also be available for advice in – between the sessions.
Please note: On this course there will be some working at home needed in – between the sessions!
Ticket link here- Early bird and student discount available!
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is hosting a series of four puppet making workshops in May and June with Herringbone Arts.
Learn to make a small rod puppet using designs from your imagination. You will sculpt a small puppet using polymer clay amongst other materials and a range of small tools.
Fran Malone will take you through the process – starting with designs based on what inspires and intrigues you about puppets, through to creating your own little character and finally bringing it to life.
Workshop dates are Sundays 14th, 21st, 28th May and 6th June.
These will take place at our workshop: Strike a Light – Arts and Heritage, Studio 8, Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton.
Materials will be provided, alongside tea, coffee and biscuits. Fran will be happy to answer all your puppet related questions along the way and share some puppet making secrets!
About the course leader: Fran Malone is a Brighton – based puppet and prop maker. She is skilled in polymer clay, wood, foam carving, weather proofing for outdoor work, mould making, casting, painting and more!
Fran co – founded award – winning puppetry and performance company Herringbone Arts with whom she creates magical original tales and promenade puppet theatre (currently working on their next show for Theatre Royal Brighton.)
Fran is an experienced workshop leader and a skilled and knowledgeable teacher and is passionate about helping others to find their way into the world of puppetry.
More about Herringbone Arts:
Herringbone Arts are an award winning company who create interactive theatre and installation featuring performance, puppetry, live music and projection. Using exquisite attention to detail and our skills in making and creating contemporary promenade theatre, we transform unexpected places and ordinary spaces into something magical and unforgettable where children and families can participate and create memories together. We are committed to equal opportunities and love to ensure that we offer shows which can be accessed and enjoyed by all.
Herringbone Arts was established by Madeleine Herrington and Fran Malone with the aim to help children and families reconnect with their imaginations and each other. With over 10 year’s collective experience in performing arts and education, Herringbone Arts are passionate about creating and sharing stories in unexpected places.