Booking

Workshops are taught from my studio on London City Island, however from time to time, I travel with these workshops, to keep an eye out on the site to see if a workshop will be coming near you!

 

2 Day Foam & Latex Puppet Fabrication Workshop / DUBLIN

I will be coming back to Ireland in October to teach this course in puppet fabrication where you will learn the following. 

During this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Build detailed and professional wire armature.

  • Learn how to sculpt and create removable/replacement hands and head.

  • Design and create a stop-motion puppet from foam and liquid latex.

  • Design and learn how to paint onto latex and colour your puppet.

  • Learn how to create in built rigs for your puppet which will enable them to run and jump.

  • Learn how to make animatable eyes.

  • Learn how to treat and create animatable clothing for your puppet.

This is a great weekend workshop for anyone wanting to learn how to create a more advanced puppet that can be easily animated as well as learning skills of designing and creating clothes specifically for animation puppets which can be used time and again. 

All equipment and materials are included, no need to bring anything.

This workshop is very hands-on with each participant benefiting from one to one tuition throughout the weekend and while it is advanced, no prior experience is needed. 

You will leave with a complete professional puppet as well as the skills to create more puppets for future animations.

See you there!


2 Day Foam & Latex Puppet Fabrication Workshop / London

During this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Build detailed and professional wire armature.

  • Learn how to sculpt and create removable/replacement hands and head.

  • Design and create a stop-motion puppet from foam and liquid latex.

  • Design and learn how to paint onto latex and colour your puppet.

  • Learn how to create in built rigs for your puppet which will enable them to run and jump.

  • Learn how to make animatable eyes.

  • Learn how to treat and create animatable clothing for your puppet.

This is a great weekend workshop for anyone wanting to learn how to create a more advanced puppet that can be easily animated as well as learning skills of designing and creating clothes specifically for animation puppets which can be used time and again. 

All equipment and materials are included, no need to bring anything.

This workshop is very hands-on with each participant benefiting from one to one tuition throughout the weekend and while it is advanced, no prior experience is needed. 

You will leave with a complete professional puppet as well as the skills to create more puppets for future animations.


5 Day Advanced Silicone Puppet Fabrication Workshop / London

Advanced Silicone Stop-Motion Animation Puppet Building Workshop

This is a 5-day workshop where you will learn how to design and build a stop-motion puppet made from silicone and professional stop-motion armature. 

This workshop requires you to book at least two weeks in advance as there is some pre-preparation involved which entails having materials sent out to you so that you can start your sculpt as well as one to one skype tutorials to get you started. This is to ensure that you create a puppet that you love in good time without there being any time pressure during the week of the workshop and also you will need to start this workshop with an already completed sculpt. 

You will learn the following:

How to sculpt textures into your puppet. How to handle professional armature. How to create a two-part silicone mold How to paint with silicone How to punch hair How to back paint into your mold

At the end of this workshop, you will have a complete silicone puppet that you can animate as well as the mold from which you can re-create more at home. 

This is an advanced workshop for those looking for more experience in puppet building. Ideal for those who are in University with some prior model-making experience. 

It is also ideal for those with an interest in animation and suitable for those who can sculpt. 

As you are creating your own puppet, there is no limit as to who can join this workshop. 

The cost of materials, as well as the professional armature, is included in the cost of this course.


5 Day Wool/Felt Puppet Fabrication Workshop W/Pro Jointed Armature / London

Over the 5 days you will learn:

How to build a professional wire armature. How to build and design your character. How to use professional armature from Malvern which is included in this course. How to design and make clothing for your puppet that is fitted and animatable. How to treat clothing for your puppet during animation.
How to create movable/animatable eyes. How to add hair and colour to your puppet. How to repair and create replacement limbs. 

This is an advanced workshop where you will learn how to build a puppet that can not only withstand hours of animation but also perform well during the animation process by being fully articulate and easy to animate without any restrictions.


5 Day Wool/Felt Puppet Fabrication Workshop W/Wire Armature / London

Over the 5 days you will learn how to:

  • Build a professional wire armature with K&S.

  • Build replacement hands.

  • Build and design your character.

  • Use professional armature from Malvern which is included in this course.

  • Design and make clothing for your puppet that is fitted and animatable.

  • Treat clothing for your puppet during animation.

  • Create movable/animatable eyes.

  • Add hair and colour to your puppet.

  • Repair and create replacement limbs.

  • Create built in tie downs.

This is an advanced workshop where you will learn how to build a puppet that can not only withstand hours of animation but also perform well during the animation process by being fully articulate and easy to animate without any restrictions.


1 Day 2-Part Plaster Mold-Making Course / London

During this intense 1-day course you will learn how to sculpt a small object, incorporate sculptural textures and create a 2-part mold in order to recreate duplicates. 

This workshop is perfect for anyone in animation, sculpture or ceramics as you learn the basics of duplicating your designs and casting them in different more complex materials such as silicones. 

Mold-making is an essential skill and once learned, can make your future installation, ceramic or animation projects much quicker and professional.


2 Day Pro Silicone Mold-Making Course / london

Hello Everyone,

I have finally added a new workshop where you will learn how to make a full silicone mould. This is perfect for model-makers looking to replicate small resin objects and is also perfect for puppet fabrication. 

This is an all inclusive workshop where all materials will be provided.

To make the most out of your workshop, bring something with you that you would like to replicate, either an object you like or something you have been working on. 

Silicone is a great material to use for model making and is also great for mould-making as it not only performs very well, but you also don’t risk damaging your casts which can happen with a hard mould in addition to being easy to use and maintain. 

I have just two workshops available in June, so if you are interested, book fast as there are only 4 places on each. 

See you there!


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2 Day Resin & Fiberglass Mold-Making & Silicone Casting Workshop / london

This is an intense two day course where you will learn how to create an advanced level mould from resin and fibreglass. This is perfect for those with an interest in sculpture and model-making as it's a unique skill to have especially in the film industry for making props and creating moulds for art departments. 

All materials are provided and should you wish to create a mould for something specific, you can sculpt your object at home before the workshop starts as this course concentrates on the skill of creating the mould.

You will also learn how to work with multiple types of clay, how to take care of and repair your mould and how to green cut and create keys.


2 Day Stop Motion Animation Workshop / london

Learn how to create a basic armature.

Design and create a plasticine puppet.

Learn how to draw and plan a storyboard.

Create a set for your animated film. 

Learn how to animate your puppet.

Learn how to use Dragon Frame - essential stop-motion software.

This is a great weekend workshop for anyone wanting to learn the basics of stop-motion animation and all the steps necessary in creating a stop-motion film including how to use Dragon Frame, essential stop-motion animation software which is used on all animated films. 

This workshop is suitable for all ages from age 14.

Classes are small so that each participant can benefit from one to one tuition. 

No need to bring anything, all materials are included. 

At the end, you will have a puppet and a DVD of your animation.


2 Day Scale Model Making for Animation Workshop / london

Model-Making for Animation and Set Design

This is a 2-day intense workshop that will teach you how to make scale models and props as well as learning how to plan and design an animation set. 

Throughout this course you will learn how to build some models as well as how to plan your animation set as well as how to calculate scale depending on the size of your puppet. 

This is an intense workshop where there will be a lot of prop making and painting so bring an old t-shirt, a notebook and a packed lunch!