What more needs to be said? We had a great day!
Open the Link (above) to get the address, full details, and see who will be there!
It’s almost upon us. The Annual PuppetFest at the Orem Library. Join puppeteers from all over the state for a day of puppetry. It all starts at 10 am this Saturday and goes on until 2 pm. There will be a great variety of puppetry featured and I’ve heard they will even have popcorn! Hope to see you all there!
Foam and paper plate puppet samples for 9,28,13
Be sure to open the link above to see what fun we are going to have at the…
SEPTEMBER PAGU PUPPETRY WORKSHOP
WHEN: Saturday September 28, 2013 – Puppetry Workshop co-sponsored by the Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah and The Fine Arts Center’s World of Puppetry Museum
WHERE: The Fine Arts Center, 58 South 100 West in Brigham City
WHAT to EXPECT: Lots and Lots of PUPPET fun
8:30 am Doors Open. Register and order lunch. Bagels and juice will be available to fuel the morning
9:00 am: Neoprene Molding Demonstration by Carla Schulz
Go from idea to light weight shell of hardened neoprene material. This involves making a clay figure, casting that in a 1-3 piece mold of plaster and then pouring in neoprene to get the final results. The demo includes pointers, ideas, and resources. Great media for unique puppet heads, feet and hands.
10:30 am: Make-n-Take Paper Plate and Foam Talking Puppet. Go from start to finish in 1 and ½ hours. See attached pictures. Please call ahead to order a basic puppet making kit ($5).
• (OR bring ½ inch thick foam for one 8 inch circle and a second half of an 8” circle and fabric for a body and arms-one body piece 15 by 13 inches and one piece for arms 18 ½ by 4 ½ to 5 inches wide.)
• We will have odds and ends for eyes, hair, and trim, etc.
12 Noon: Show and Tell & Lunch Break. Meet Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah members and see what they are doing. Bring pictures or your favorite or newest puppet for show and tell. Puppet swap items will be set out to sell, and there will be Demo puppet stages on exhibit. Bring a sack lunch or we will take early morning orders for a sandwich lunch ($4-$5)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Puppet Swap –bring your odds and ends and extra puppets to sell or swap. Also we’re excited to have Puppet Partners (Carolyn Frank) here with items & stages to sell
1:30 to 3:00 pm Puppet critique and puppet improv
We are inviting a few 5 minute shows for critique. These would be vignettes, or snippets clips from local shows. Learn a fun and effective critiquing method.
Time permitting; we will also try our hand at puppet improv.
3:00 pm: Punch and Judy show and World of Puppet Museum open.
COST: Free for PAGU members (puppet make-n-take kit $5 or bring your own supplies—must register ahead to get a kit)
Non members: All day pass including the Demo and the Make and Take project and Critique shows $10 for individuals or $20 for a family (plus kit charge or bring your own supplies).
For questions and to pre-register, contact Susan at 435-723-0740 or [email protected]
Puppetry Arts Guild Members,
The Princess Festival that is happening at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi starting June 18 (Tuesday) thru June 28 is still desperately looking for puppeteers (paid by the Princess Festival) to perform for this event. You would be doing the same show several times an hour throughout the day. Eventually the show will be recorded, but to start off this year, you would be working live from the script. The puppets are foam wide-mouth, half-body puppets. The stage will be provided by the Princess Festival and will be set up at Thanksgiving Point.
It’s true it has come the eleventh hour (and most of us are familiar with that), but it looks like it will all come together. Jonathan Wilson has been working to scale down the HUGE story script to a workable 13 minutes. He hopes to have that completed over the weekend. Joe has been building the puppets for the show (foam wide-mouth puppets) and they are also just completed.
If you would like to participate and could be available for even a couple of days or the whole event, please contact Joe Flores ASAP and he will give you all the details.
Thanks to all.