Puppet Making Course

 

Puppet Making Course with Corina Duyn
Puppet Making Course with Puppet Designer Corina Duyn

Online Puppet making course with Artist and Puppet Designer Corina Duyn. Course initially designed as Fully Guided Distant Learning Course is now available as Self Directed Course *** with optional online support.

Learn how to sculpt a clay head, hands and feet for a puppet, and make a wooden body. Course consists of very detailed instructions via Youtube videos, and step-by-step written and photographic instructions through online books (ISSUU), for both basic and more advanced puppets. Sculpting instruction also applicable to create a doll, or bust.

Two puppets lying in a basket waiting for their clothing to be finished

Purchase the full course, or buy individual segments: Sculpting the Head; Sculpting Hands and Feet; Body and Cross; Painting and Clothing. In addition Email Feedback or Individual Skype tutorial can be purchased. Read details below. Pay via Paypal – see drop down menu. Course details and links will be forwarded as soon as possible (can take up to 12 hours when I am offline. Thank you for your understanding)

Gift vouchers available

Puppet making Course options

*** This course material was created by Corina Duyn and draws on four decades of experience. It is for your personal use only. Please do not share this course content with people who have not paid for it. If you intent to follow this course in a group, please get in touch as I can offer discounted rates. Licenses are available for institutions, colleges, etc. Please note that having followed this course does not mean you can teach this course using my material. *** All funds raised will pay for a Creative PA (Personal Assistance) to help me to still be able to create. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Full puppet making course

  • Access to over 2.5 hours of YouTube videos with step-by-step tuition.
  • 4 online online ISSUU ‘books’ with step-by-step photographic and written instructions (85 pages)
  • Two free videos, and 7 page online ISSUU ‘book’ with general instructions on materials and work methods.  
  • Without online tuition support, or tools or materials
  • €47.50
  • group rates or licensing fees for institutions/colleges etc, please get in touch.

Sculpting the head

  • Seven Youtube Videos (70 min.) with step-by-step guidance.
  • 25 page online ISSUU ‘book’ with step-by-step photographic and written instructions to create a head using glass eyes (available on request), or sculpted eyes.
  • Two free videos, and 7 page online ISSUU ‘book’ with general instructions on materials and work methods.
  • Instructions are also provided to sculpt the head on a base, instead of continuing to make it into a puppet.
  • €25
small sculpted head/bust
head/bust

Sculpting Hands and Feet

  • Four Youtube Videos (35 min.) with step-by-step guidance on how to sculpt hands and feet or base for shoes
  • Includes detailed and more basic options.
  • 23 page online ISSUU ‘book’, with step-by-step photographic and written Instructions.
  • Two free videos, and 7 page online ISSUU ‘book’ with general instructions on materials and work methods.
  • €10

Body and Cross

  • Wooden Puppet Body & Cross design suggestions
  • Assembling Instructions of body and cross
  • 4 Youtube Video’s with detailed instructions (30 min.)
  • 23 page online ISSUU ‘book’ , with step-by-step photographic and written Instructions, on wooden puppet body and cross design; assembling instruction; and stringing up.
  • Including alternative cloth body, and basic cross.
  • Includes Video on how to animate your puppet.
  • €10

Painting and Dressing

  • Two Youtube Videos for advanced painting suggestions & painting the sculpted eyes. (30 min.)
  • 14 page online ISSUU ‘book’ with advanced and more basic painting instructions and ideas for clothing and hair
  • €7.50

Online Support; sculpting tool

  • Detailed Email feedback on progress: 3 emails: €20
  • Twenty-minute Skype or FaceTime for course support: Booked and time has to be agreed in advance: €20 each.
    • groups rates will be calculated per size of group
sculpting tool for puppet making
* sculpting tool €10, including postage

Further Reading:

stepping out of the box
Stepping out of the Disability Box © Corina Duyn