Object Movement & Puppet Manipulation Workshop, Jan 31 - Feb 2 with Adam Ende

Friday - Sunday // 6pm-9pm (Fri), 2pm-5pm (Sat), 1pm-5pm (Sun)

The secret to the magic of puppetry is breathing life into inanimate objects, taking your audience on a journey in which they suspend disbelief. You give your audience the joy of believing, if only for the duration of your performance, that a lifeless object is full of life!


In this class you will learn to direct all your breath, energy and focus into objects. It is not necessary for a puppet to have moving mouths, moving eyes or any moving parts at all, to come alive. We will achieve the magical transformation from lifeless to alive through breath, gaze and subtle movement. 


Since the puppeteer will not be hidden, we will also explore the interesting split focus you can offer the audience between the expressions and emotions of puppet and the puppeteer.


In this 3 part workshop we will start with common household objects (silverware, crockery, appliances, tools, etc), move on to dolls, toys and stuffed animals, and finally work up to bun raku style puppets, working in pairs to make them walk, talk, dance, and live.


Each session will end with presenting short skits or interactions with the objects & puppets.

Location: 517 Maynard Ave S

Exceptions: Exceptions


Deadline to register for this class is Wednesday, January 29 at 5:00pm, pending available space.  Class size is limited to 16 students.  

Our discounted tuition price is available to students who demonstrate financial need. When you register, you will have the option of applying. All required information is self-reported and no documentation is required initially; however, we may ask you to verify your income at any time. 

Consistent and timely attendance is essential for all Freehold classes.  If you believe that you will miss more than one session of a class, please check in with the office prior to registering.

By registering for a class, you indicate that you have read and agree to our policies and procedures.  All students must be 18 years of age or older.  For more information, you can reference our FAQ.

To pay with cash or check, please call or stop by the office during office hours.

January 31st, 2020 6:00 PM   through   February 2nd, 2020 5:00 PM
517 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
Phone: 206-323-7499
Full Course Fee $ 195.00

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