Free Mask and Puppet Making Workshop for Adults

October 15, 2013
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - noon
Gamble Education Center
The Farnsworth Museum will be offering a free mask and puppet building workshop for adults taught by Shoestring Theater, Maine's longest running community puppet theater. Artistic Director Nance Parker will be leading participants through the process of creating, designing and building their own personal mask. Participants will be expected to use their wildest ideas about creatures and myths when designing their work. Work will be executed sculpting clay, paper-mache and wire. We will also be adding our own hand sewn costumes to create creatures both magical and scary. And as a group, we will also build a large parading puppet. These will be part of the Fall Family Festival Parade, taking place at the Farnsworth sculpture garden at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. To sign up, please call 207-596-6457 x146.

Nance Parker's large and colorful puppets have been seen throughout the state for over 30 years. Highly influenced by Brazilian carnival puppets as well as Europe's street theater tradition, Parker works primarily in clay and paper mache. She is a master of the large scale parading puppets used in street festivals and parades. Her epic Sicillian Marionette show of the Odyssey was a featured part of the Farnsworth's Puppetry exhibit in 2002.She is currently designing and building a personal version of Alice


Phone Number: 
207-596-6457 ext 146
Price: $0.00