Scrunchy Heads Puppet Workshop

Scrunch & Sculpt -
Over the years I have created many puppet show props and lovely large puppets by using the traditional papier mache method of dipping pieces of paper into a paste mixture to cover the sculpted shape. I have tested out various glues, sealers, paints and finishes for all the projects, and I just love the feel of the paste and the textures created. From huge puppet snow forts, witch's cauldrons and trees, down to rocks and miniature cakes, all were enjoyably crafted using a papier mache method.
Upcoming Workshop June 20, 2015
Please join puppeteers Peggy Artelle from Artelle Puppets, and Donna Bourgeault from Sunny Shenanigans for a special "Scrunchy Heads" Rod Puppet workshop on June 20, 2015.  Check for additional workshop dates being posted soon!
The workshop will take place at JB Arts, 64 Mill Street in Almonte, Ontario
Tel: 613-220-3005     For details or to register online please visit:
"Scrunchy Heads" Rod Puppet workshop involves a simpler method that is very neat and tidy. There is no mixing of paste, and no dipping of paper. 
Students will sculpt heads, features and hands from "scrunched" up paper. A finish is created using a "brushed" papier mache method along with coloured tissue paper. Very little drying time is needed. Shoulder supports, stuffed fabric arms, accents and rods are added to complete an original puppet character. A theatre will be available for brief puppet performances.
Duration: 3 hours
Age: 12 years and up (Fun for adults too!)
Group Size: 15 students per workshop, minimum 10 students

Language:  Workshop is offered in English

Location: This workshop is suitable for schools, libraries and community centres.

Fee: $45 per student. Discounted fee $35 for each additional sibling.
We also offer flat fee rates for festivals or groups, & discounts for multiple bookings.

This workshop was developed by Artelle Puppets To learn more please visit our website.

To book a puppet workshop:
Please contact Peggy Artelle at: Peggy "at"

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