Interpreting the work of Hansjürgen Fettig, this workshop will cover the basics of constructing a nodding/turning mechanism for rod puppetry. This hands-on workshop will be conducted through a step-by-step demonstration of wood constructed elements. Participants will work with basic tools to construct their very own mechanism to take home. The workshop will also be supplemented with easy-to-understand technical diagrams. All materials and safety training will be provided.
Additional materials fee: $15.00
Benjamin Entner has an MFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University and a BA in Renaissance and Medieval Studies from the University of Albany. He is a practicing artist and his work shows regularly in both national and international venues. Entner is also an Associate Professor of Art History & Sculpture at the State University of New York College at Oswego. There he teaches a course in puppetry and puppet-making interpreted through the history and guise of contemporary sculpture and performance art. He enjoys longs walks with his dog, Taz, and listening to the Moana soundtrack with his daughters. Entner is currently in-waiting for the MacArthur Genius Grant.