Throughout the year Spare Parts Puppet Theatre runs professional development workshops in theatre, puppetry performance and making.
Fremantle Festival 2013: Puppetry for Adults Workshop Series
Introduction to Marionettes: Sunday 27 October, 2-5pm
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre presents a marionette making and performance workshop that is suitable for all skill levels and perfect for beginners. During this workshop local designer Leon Hendroff will guide you through the process of making a basic cloth puppet and teach you the fundamentals of string controlled puppets.
Taming of the Strings: Sunday 3 November, 2-5pm
The next step in marionettes, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre presents a making and manipulation workshop with local designer Leon Hendroff. Using a head-and-shoulder style marionette with simple controls you will be taken through the steps of creation and shown the different techniques for manipulating this particular style of marionette.
Advanced Marionette Manipulation: Sunday 10 November, 2-5pm
This workshop presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre with local designer Leon Hendroff, will teach you the finer manipulation techniques, using a selection of puppets from the Hartland Marionettes collection. A range of different marionette styles will also be introduced, encouraging discussion on the different styles and techniques used around the world.
$80.00 Single Workshop
$210.00 Full Series (Three Workshops)
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To book single workshops click HERE or call 9335 5044
FirstHand is a year-long emergent artist program that offers rigorous training in the creation of puppetry and visual theatre and is suited to artists with a strong skills base in performing or design for new theatre and performance.
The program operates at SPPT on a fee-free, part-time basis and requires a variable but sustained time commitment. FirstHanders commit an average of 8 hours per week during the first six months and commit additional time for participation in creative developments, observation of rehearsals and performances, apply for grants, undertake research projects and are invited to attend masterclasses with visiting international artists.
On completion of the initial training and development phase, participants are offered a contract of paid employment for the rehearsal and performance of a new work.
The FirstHand program is proudly supported by The Ian Potter Foundation.
Admission will be taken later this year, with training commencing in January.