In Bristol Studio, Unit 19B Barton Hill Trading Est, Bristol BS5 9BB

Boney Wonders Marionette Making

Boney Wonders Marionette Making
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3 June 2023 - 4 June 2023    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


In Bristol Studio
Great Western Lane (entrance opposite Cotton Mill Lane), Bristol, BS5 9BB

Event Type

Boney Wonders Marionette Making

Make a marionette puppet using bone and natural and found objects with puppeteer, Siân Kidd.

Reserving a ticket does not guarantee a place – please see details below before booking

Learn how to make a found object puppet in a wonderful workshop in South Bristol

Led by puppeteer Siân Kidd, this two day intensive course is aimed at people who wish to learn the process of designing, making and operating a marionette (or string puppet)

Participants will make a unique marionette creature (Boney Wonder) using mudlarked bone from the River Thames, as well as other natural and found objects. You will be shown how to work with different materials, glues and tools at a pace that works for you.

Each participant will come away with a finished puppet and will be taught basic operating skills so that they can bring their creature to life. No previous making experience is necessary but a willingness to learn is essential!

There will be a shared lunch on both days and participants are encouraged to bring a Vegetarian/Vegan dish along. (Please get in touch if you have any special dietary requirements!)

Participants are also encouraged to bring along their own objects that they may wish to incorporate in to their puppets.

Places are £150 and there are 6 places available.

£75 deposit required on booking with the second payment due by Monday 29th May.

The course runs from 10am-5pm both days.

For more information on Sian, you can visit her website: and if you have any questions about the workshop, please get in touch.

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