Week 3: Make a complete puppet and perform

Make a complete puppet and perform.

11th to 17th August 2019

Tutor: John Roberts. At: Dartington, Devon.

Aim
Make a completed puppet, create a short performance and share it with an audience.
Only for people who have been on at least one workshop week with John, this year or in the past.
Extra week: If you want to link this week with another week there is a £50 reduction in the fee for one of the weeks.

Aspects that will be covered
Making and finishing a puppet, painting, adding eyes, wig making, costuming, fine-tuning the puppets movement, stringing or adding rods, devising a short performance, rehearsing and performing your puppet.

Method.
By keeping the numbers down to 7 at most – individual needs will be catered for. It all depends on what you bring along to work with. John will assist you to get the most from you puppet and ideas for a performance.

Your week may be lots of making time or it may be more devising… it is up to you.
Fabric artist Sue Field, who has made costumes and sets for most of PuppetCraft’s shows, will spend a day with us, hand-dying fabric and working with you on costuming your puppet.
Musician Rachel Miller, who has worked on many PuppetCraft shows, will come for a few hours to add music to your puppet performance.
On Saturday we will take your little performances into Totnes where we will entice the public to come and watch. Rachel will be there to add the music. A video will be made of the end result.

For adults.  Not for anyone under 18 years old.

Provided
All tools, most materials and other odds and ends will be provided to make an average sized puppet. If you need large amounts of fabric, wood etc you may need to pay extra for this.
Some specialist tools will be available for sale at the end of the week.
Tea and coffee and juice will be provided.

 

Timetable
First day: Sunday: Start at 1pm. End 6pm.
Monday : Start 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Tuesday : Start 9.30am to 5.30pm. Evening session for those who want to work on till 8pm.
Wednesday : Start 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Thursday : Start 9.30am to 5.30pm. Evening session for those who want to work on till 8pm.
Friday : Start 9.30am to 5.30pm. Evening meal together.
Saturday: 9am to 1pm. END

Where?
Rudolf Steiner School, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6AB.
In a light, workshop-studio space, set in the beautiful Devon countryside.
The facilities are simple, a bit rustic, but perfect for working with wood. Stools are provided, but much of the work is done standing at a workbench. There is a covered outdoor space to use too. It is a 150 yard walk to toilets.

Travel.
By car, or by train to Totnes which is on the main line train from London (3 hours). A taxi from Totnes station costs about £13. Book your taxi in advance!

Accommodation is available at many B+B’s. Typically a single costs from £30 to £60 per night.
Do sort your accommodation as soon as you can as this is a busy time of year in Devon.
I have a list of places past students have stayed at. Let me know if you want this list.
Visit Totnes website has some accommodation listed.
If you do not have your own transport, book accommodation that is near Dartington or Staverton, or on the bus route between Totnes and Buckfast (Stagecoach bus route 88).
Camping and Caravan: Please contact me for details.

Food (not included)
There are pubs and shops within 5 minutes by car.

Sight seeing and entertainment
You will be 15 minutes drive from Dartmoor, 45 minutes from beaches, 10 minutes from an excellent cinema on the Dartington Hall Estate, where there is also the Dartington International Summer School of Music.

Cost: Course fees £450.
(This course is longer than the others… so costs a bit more.)
This includes all materials and use of all tools. Accommodation and food is not included.
The course may be cancelled due to not enough students booking or unforeseen events….illness of tutor etc. – then naturally your payment, including deposit will be fully refunded.

Best wishes and I hope to see you in the summer…John

To book your place on this course please copy the Booking Form below into a document … fill it in and email or post it to me along with your deposit.

BOOKING FORM
Make a complete puppet and perform.
Week 3: 11th to 17th August 2019. Tutor: John Roberts. At: Devon.

Please confirm that you are 18 years old or over………………………………
Name:……………………………………………………………………………………..
Address:…………………………………………………………………………………..
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Telephone:………………………………………………..
Mobile phone:……………………………………………
e-mail:………………………………………………………
It would be useful to know you previous experience:
Working with wood …………………………………………………………………………………..

Puppet making …………………………………………………………………………………………

Other craft work ………………………………………………………………………………………

Will you have your own transport?………………………..
Do you have any needs that I should know about?………………………..


Course fees:
£450 (This course is longer than the others… so costs a bit more.)
To include all materials. Accommodation and food is not included.
Deposit of £100 to be paid now to secure your place on the course (non-refundable unless a replacement student is found.)
Ideally pay by BACs to Yellow Van Ltd. Account 59005114. Sort code 60-21-48.
BIC: NWBK GB 2L.   IBAN: GB59 NWBK 6021 4859 0051 14.

Or pay by cheque payable to Yellow Van Ltd,1 Venton Oak Cottages, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6DW. U.K. (Yellow Van is my educational side!)

Balance due by 1st July 2019.
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A receipt will be sent as confirmation of your booking, and final details and directions will be sent in July.
The course may be cancelled due to not enough students booking or unforeseen events….illness of tutor etc. – then naturally your payment, including deposit will be fully refunded.
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Sharp hand tools will be used.
Whilst John Roberts will endeavour to give instructions to ensure safe use of the materials and tools, people attending the course do so at their own risk and will not be covered for injuries unless caused by negligence of John Roberts, or through accidental injury by other course members. PuppetCraft/Yellow Van does have public liability insurance cover.
Please sign here as agreement to the above. ……………………………………………………………..

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John Roberts
PuppetCraft and Yellow Van, 1 Venton Oak Cottages, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6DW. Great Britain.
Tel: 01803-867778 e mail: john@puppetcraft.co.uk
Mobile: 07973 442253. International phoning: + 44 1803 867778

 

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