Vox Fabuli Adds Puppet Building to Fall 2014 Class Lineup
Vox Fabuli Puppets introduces a brand new puppet building class as part of their Fall 2014 class line-up.
"'When are you going to teach us how to make puppets?' is a question I get asked fairly often," said Vox Fabuli owner Rachel Jackson. "It was a matter of creating a pattern that was appropriate for a class. This summer I finally got time to sit down and do that."
Basic Puppet Building - Animals
~ 1-Day Class: Saturday, September 6th from 10am-5pm
~ 3-Week Class: Saturdays, Sept 27 - Oct 11 from 11am-1pm
Walk in with a sad, naked hand and walk out with a fabulous new puppet friend in this basic class. Dip your toe into the wide, weird waters of puppet construction: cutting, sewing (hand and machine) and hot gluing your way to a finished puppet. Instructor Rachel Jackson will guide you step-by-step as you create one of five animals: Dog, Cat, Bear, Bunny or Unicorn.
Beginning Stage Puppeteering
Sundays, Sept 28 - Oct 12, 1-4pm
In this fun, dynamic class, you'll learn the foundations of good stage puppetry - focus, physical commitment and basic puppet operation. Students learn the fundamentals of Muppet-style puppeteering through a combo of easy exercises, wicked challenges and practical scene work. Over the 3 weeks, you'll get lots of hands-on time with professional puppets plus a simple practice puppet to take home so you can keep working on your skills. Working in the realm of visible puppeteering, we'll explore both arm-and-rod and live hand puppets.
~ No puppet experience required.
~ Please dress comfortably and be ready to move.
Cost: $160 per class. Both classes will be held at the Inscape Arts Building, Studio 230, 815 Seattle Blvd South, Seattle, WA 98134. *Classes recommended for ages 15 and up. *Class sizes limited to 8.
About Vox Fabuli Puppets: Rachel Jackson's Vox Fabuli Puppets specializes in twisting the familiar into dark and humorous shapes. Rachel has been puppeteering on various Seattle stages since 2008, where her work has been called "mad and masterful" by The Seattle Times. The mind behind the hit "MANOS - The Hands of Felt", she more recently brought her talented hands to "Team of Heroes: No More Heroes", "Whedonesque Burlesque" and "Audrey & Nelson: a puppet sex musical". For more, visit www.VoxFabuli.com.
Photo by Jules Doyle