September 14-18 (with an in-person zoom session with Eric Bass the following week)
Limited to 30 people @ $120/person
This exciting new virtual workshop is an introduction to the Sandglass training method and approach to puppetry. The course is for people interested in what animates a puppet, basic mechanics of operating this style of puppet, and insights into the art form in its application to making theatrical choices. The course is open to students who have built a puppet in the Sandglass exercise style, either in one of our building workshops, summer intensive, or through another teacher.
Each day will offer a combination of lecture, demonstration and exercise videos posted to a private Facebook group. Participants can engage with the posted material on your their own daily schedule. This flexibility still allows you to ask questions and dialogue with the workshop leader and group of participants around your discoveries during throughout the week of the workshop via posts and comments. Instructors will be checking the page throughout the each day to answer questions and give feedback. At the end of the week you will have the option to join a scheduled live call with Eric Bass and two other students, for an intimate master session.
This course is for people interested in what animates a puppet, basic mechanics of operating this style of puppet, and insights into the art form in its application to making theatrical choices. This 101 course will give you an introduction to our training and approach to puppetry. It is a great precursor to our in person Summer Intensive, or a valuable refresher for those who have already completed the training.
We are aware that many are facing financial challenges at this time, and are seeking sponsors to pay participation slots for those in need. If you are in a position to fund a slot, please let us know. Likewise, if payment is a challenge for you at this time, let us know so we can help to find a sponsor for you.
How will this class course work?
The course will be conducted in a private Facebook group. We recommend bookmarking the class page and checking back often. Remember to refresh the page often so you don't miss anything!
Every day, we will post a combination of written instructions and videos of that day’s building steps and some performer training exercises Sandglass uses in our teaching. There is no scheduled class time thus giving you flexibility to work on your own time. Sandglass teachers will be available throughout the each day to interact, provide feedback and answer questions. (If you have questions they will surely be helpful for the whole group so please ask directly on the group page.) We recommend bookmarking the class page and checking back often. Remember to refresh the page often so you don't miss anything!