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. After almost 50 years of learning * and three decades of teaching, Corina is no longer able to create puppets, or teach. However, all the material is now shared via this Self-Directed online course through videos and online books.

Learn how to sculpt a clay head, hands and feet for a puppet, and make a puppet body and cross, all instructions shared 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

UPDATE 16th October 2021: As my illness/ability is changing, I have decided to make the course links accessible For Free. See my Blog: https://corinaduyn.blogspot.com/2021/10/puppet-making-course-access-details.html for all the links

  • Access to over 2.5 hours of YouTube videos with step-by-step tuition.
  • Four 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
  • Edit 16th October 2021: As my illness/ability is changing, I have decided to make the course links accessible For Free via my blog: https://corinaduyn.blogspot.com/2021/10/puppet-making-course-access-details.html

What is included, in detail:

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, as well as sculpted eyes.
  • Instructions are also provided to sculpt the head on a base, instead of continuing to make it into a puppet.
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.

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.

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.

Further Reading:

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

* This course material was created by Corina Duyn and draws on almost 5 decades of experience. It is for your personal use only.