About the online course

This exciting puppet making course will enable you to gain new skills, grow in confidence and most importantly have fun. You will be learning how to use a variety of different materials to sculpt, design and make your very own puppet.

Puppetry is about bringing objects to life, there are many different forms of puppetry ranging from shadow puppets, table top puppets, muppet puppets, carnival puppets, rod puppets to hand puppets and marionettes. Puppetry is universal but there is no right or wrong way of making and creating a puppet. It’s about experimenting in a creative way, having fun and learning something new to make you feel inspired.

We will be working through the Bronze Arts Award, a great Level 1 qualification which everyone will achieve by the end of the course. At the end of term we will have an online showcase of the puppet you have produced alongside the work from the two other Creative Courses.

Puppet Making

How does it work?

Every Wednesday the group will log on to Zoom (a video call service) so we can go through a 'how to' guide of the next steps and also see what everyone has done over the last few days. Then on Thursday afternoon we will arrange a time to have an individual catch up with you so if you need specific help or have any questions about what to do we can go over it 1:1 with you.

As this is an online course we will give you as much support as we can over Zoom but it's important that you are happy and able to do some of the work on your own at home. You will need to be able to access Zoom via a computer/tablet/mobile phone, we will help you get set up with this before the course starts.

Further details

*fully booked*

WHERE: Online course using Zoom (we will send you a link once you are signed up)

WHEN: 29th April - 8th July

Group session - 4-4.30pm every Wednesday

Individual catch up - prearranged slot on Thursday afternoons


NB: This course is for 11-16 year olds in the South Glos area

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Book through the form below or get in touch with Anna on 0117 947 7948 or [email protected]

If you have any accessibility requirements please let us know on 0117 947 7948 and we will email you for further information.

This course is now fully booked, if you are interested in future courses then please continue to sign up and submit your details. We will be in touch once we have finalised the details.