Need a giant puppet built but don’t have a giant budget? Or maybe you need to make a hard-form tabletop or bunraku puppet but find woodworking a bit too hard? Or MAYBE you want to sculpt a mask that fits your face perfectly without making you grab your face in distress? Never fear! Learn how to make quick, cheap patterns that can be transferred to cardboard, foam, and other materials to create sturdy, lightweight forms for puppets, masks, and sculptures. Add some quick paper mache tricks, and a little experimenting with PaperClay, and you will discover how all three materials can be used to create something truly magical. Some sculpting experience might be helpful, but is definitely not required.
Materials Fee: $5.00
Matt McGee is an award-winning stage actor and puppet designer living in the Washington, DC area. Having been raised by puppets in Central California, he has been crafting and creating since childhood and endeavors to make every creation unique in form and style, as much as possible. From small, intricate rod puppets for libraries and daycares to giant puppets for the big-stage theater, Matt prides himself on his ability to build professional quality crafts with inexpensive, or recycled, materials. Whenever he gets a chance, he is always willing to share his techniques with others and strives to help everyone discover that they, too, can make something magical. www.MattaMagical.com