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Monster Making: Part 1

  • Q.E.D. Astoria 27-16 23rd Avenue Astoria, NY 11105 United States (map)

Have you ever wanted to make your own professional puppet from scratch? Do you need your own live hand practice puppet, or just want to learn more about puppet making in general?

Then join Puppet Kitchen at Q.E.D. Astoria for our Monster Making Master Class!

In this three part series, Teaching Artist and Puppeteer David Bizzaro, will show you how to design and construct your very own “live hand” lip synch style puppet entirely from scratch. Each class will cover a specific area of puppet design and construction. 

No prior puppet making experience is needed, however, machine and hand sewing experience is a plus. All materials will be provided. 

Sign up HERE!


Class #1: "Body Building"

Sunday, September 17th
Duration: 11am-4pm
Bag body patterning and construction
Hand and machine sewing

Class #2: "Get a Head"

Sunday, September 24th
Duration: 11am-4pm
Puppet head design and construction
Foam cutting and gluing techniques
Mouthplate fabrication

Class #3: "Our Feature(s) Presentation"

Sunday, October 1st
Duration: 11am-4pm
Puppet character design
Eye, nose, and hair design and construction

Ages: 16 and up
Participants under the age of 18 must have a chaperone.

This workshop has a $40 non-refundable Materials Fee

Tickets HERE!


Earlier Event: September 4
Monitor Night
Later Event: September 18
Balinese Shadow Puppetry Workshop