Make your own Marionette. Short Course. Derby East Midlands 1-7th June 2019

Make your own Marionette.

Join us for this seven day course and learn traditional carving techniques and walk your marionette out of the workshop. The puppet style designed by Ronnie Le Drew and Caroline Astell-Burt integrates John Wright's jointing allowing for very beautiful dance-like movement as well as functional walking.

This is an open course, so everyone is welcome, but numbers are limited so book soon. Artists, puppeteers, teachers all apply.


•Hand carving using specialist chisels and gouges.

•Making the marionette control.

•Creating joints for movement.


•Operating the Marionette (daily classes)

Over the seven days you will be introduced to key puppet making concepts found in carving and marionette jointing. Participants often meet hand and electric tools and materials for the first time so this course is foundational for anyone planning a serious study of puppetry. You will work in a variety of materials. Travel days are 31st May and 8th June.

The Course is very intensive, everyone eats their main meals together and shares a life-changing experience. 

Be enthralled as your marionette comes to life during this exciting intensive course. Please bring a bag to take your puppet home.


£400.00 to include materials and use of tools, specialist tutors. 

All fees are non-refundable

Please contact for details about accommodation. 

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