This six week workshop is an introduction to building cane and paper objects, with a particular focus on large scale puppet creation. Students will be guided through the processes of blending sculpture, puppetry and performance to design and make their own objects/puppets using cane and paper building techniques. Topics will include preparing and bending cane, strengthening and shaping, cutting and jointing, forming and building, preparing paper and glue materials, cladding with paper and finishing and decorating cane structures.
Students will experience interactive demonstrations as well as an insight into the history of large scale puppets and puppetry techniques. These puppets, built with the assumption that myth and archetypal imagery are functional operations of human consciousness, and based on the reasonable needs of human beings to share and celebrate humanity, culminate in a blend of visual spectacle, popular theatre, energy and celebration.
Please wear safe, closed-toe footwear (no sandals or high heels). Please bring a notebook, pen, and pencil. All other materials will be provided.
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Detailed Fee Information
The student tuition fees as published are subject to
change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees
and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change
Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:
- Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
- E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text
books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some
specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full
list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course
information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
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