This week we were delighted to welcome back our much loved friend, and long-term PTC artistic partner, Maille Fox. Maille has been leading our latest two-week long workshop series, and we have been making Puppets!
In Week 1, the children built their hand-held puppets out of fabric and polystyrene foam balls. The children painted all the puppets themselves, including the face and clothes- their puppet is meant to represent themselves. Next week, we will get to play with them on scene!
In Pankow, we took a more 2D approach to puppetry, with our mechanical paper puppets. The kids had to design a puppet which represented themselves- all of the limbs had to be created separately and then joined together using pins. The children also had to make a background depicting a place they love to be, or would like to go. This was an interesting session and allowed the kids to freely explore their imagination and some of their personal memories and desires. Next week... we will make a stop-motion film with all of their puppets!
** We hope you enjoyed this week's installment of PTC Weekly. If you would like to find out more about the fabulous world of puppets, then take a look at our latest AOTW post here. And, as always, please don't forget to 'like' this post, and share on social media. :) **