A new seven-week introductory evening course will begin next month in Melbourne. This puppetry workshop, lead by Jim Henson trained master-puppeteer, Gary Friedman, is suitable for film-makers, professionals, performers, puppeteers, educators and others interested in learning about puppetry for the screen. More further info, click here.

workshopDates: Thursday evenings 19 July to 30 August from 7 – 10pm. Venue: Malvern Uniting Centre, 54 Serrel St, Malvern East, Vic 3145. Cost: $799- (materials included) Early Bird fee of $749- (Only valid to 24 June). Enquiries & bookings click here.

A One-day Introduction to the ‘Art of Puppetry’ and award winning ‘World of Paper’ Workshop

Using the medium of paper, movement and sound, we take story telling and improvisational performance to the most elaborate ends. Our communication and creativity workshops are catalysts for breaking boundaries and pushing personal and performance limits.

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Date: Saturday 14 July from 10 – 5pm (Break: 1 to 2pm – bring lunch). Venue: Malvern Uniting Centre, 54 Serrel St, Malvern East, Vic 3145. Cost: $179- (materials included) Early Bird fee of $149- (Only valid to 24 June). Enquiries & bookings click here.

The 4th National Puppetry Summit, Melbourne from 5-8 July

The 4th National Puppetry and Animatronics Summit at VCA, University of Melbourne. The Summit is strongly focused on opportunities for the development, innovation and growth of the puppetry and its practitioners. The program will include a film program with panel discussions that include Oscar winners Adam Elliot and Shaun Tan. Other program elements include presentations by the master artists from the Creature Technology Company (Melbourne), who create the puppetry based arena spectaculars Walking With Dinosaurs and How To Train Your Dragon and a Summit Club where puppeteers can perform in an adult cabaret setting. For more information, check out the website here.

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Dates: Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 July 2012. Venue: Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Cost: $325- (Normal registration) For our early-bird students of our above courses: $199- (Only valid to 24 June).

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