Got one of these?
Make one of these…or MORE
Guild Members and Puppet Lovers,
Susan Neidert has come up with a fun way to create 16″ marionettes using an articulated plastic skeleton as an armature. You can use it as it comes or you can fill it in using plastic clay to form facial features, hands and feet, and dressing it to fit your show. She will be heading a workshop to explore the possibilities on Saturday, October 15, from 9 am to noon at the Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 South 100 West, Brigham City, Utah.
The articulated skeletons can be found in Smith’s Food and Drug stores starting at $4.79. (I also found them in Walmart starting at $4.99.) Susan has purchased a few extra if you have trouble finding them but you’ll need to contact her early to reserve one. You will also need some plastic clay (Model Magic) or latex wood putty, wood for the controller, braided fish line to string it, scraps of fabric to dress it, and lots of imagination to get started.
If this all sounds like a lot to gather up, Susan has offered to provide all of the above for $12/puppet, but you must contact her right away to reserve a skeleton.
If you would like to come and join us and see what you can create please mark your calendars now and contact Susan by phone 435 730-2487 or by e-mail at Pupetmania@aol.com to sign up.
Thanks for loving the art of puppetry!!