Shopping for art supplies is always a treat and an excuse to hit the thrift shops. I’ve had this bag of arms for a few years. Our 1000 Finger Puppets is the perfect project to put these arms to work!
When we invite artists to our workshops, we put an arm in their hands and wait for inspiration to take hold.
Last week, I hosted a workshop at Minotaur in Kingston, where many wonderful and often fantastical puppets were made by the participants. Thanks to everyone who took part in the workshop. Enjoy the photos!
Sometimes I like to start with a “blank page” and a lot of colour. I’ll pull a stack of felts from the box and challenge myself to create the same puppet with multiple colours.
Another time I was inspired to remove the colour palette. I gave myself a challenge to make use of only white, black and greys.