What would your puppet alter ego look like? Your trusty sidekick? Imaginary friend? This workshop gives you the creative tools needed to imagine and design characters for a wide variety of puppetry projects, from commercial commissions and theatrical designs to family tributes and fantasy play. Together, we'll tackle a series of engaging exercises meant to jumpstart your creativity and get your design ideas on paper. Then, we'll delve into your personal stories and harness their potential for generating character ideas. There will be improv, acting, and voice work as well to help you unlock a brand new, unique character persona that is all your own. A great class for creatives of all disciplines and puppet-curious learners of all types!
Recommended for adults and teens age 16+. This is a class for all levels and abilities. Class will include drawing, writing, acting, and improv exercises. Please let us know if you need any accommodations to participate.
Register online or call the Box Office at: 617-731-6400 x101
Registration info: Class registration must be complete the Friday before a class begins and payment must be made in full. Late enrollment is not permitted. We are happy to do our best to accommodate all enrollees; so please communicate any special needs to our staff before registration to be sure that the class is right for you. Payment is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.
About the Instructor
Jonathan Little is the founder of Little’s Creatures, a full service puppet company based in Medford, MA. Little’s Creatures has built puppets and performed for individuals and companies across the United States and abroad. Past puppetry projects include puppet design for Hand to God, the Time Machine Guitar TV series and the National Fire Prevention Association’s “Sparky the Fire Dog” fire safety videos. Jon has been a Puppet Showplace teaching artist since 2011. He is a graduate of Sesame Street's puppeteer training workshop and has studied with some of the nation’s best television puppeteers including Muppeteers Martin P. Robinson, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Tyler Bunch, Tim Lagasse, and Jim Kroupa. For the past four years, Jon has worked as the teaching assistant in Jim Kroupa’s mechanism workshop at the Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference. In addition to performing, Jonathan is skilled in the fine arts, including sculpture, film, video, drawing, and painting. He holds a degree from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.