Muppets vs. Puppets
Albuquerque Museum has been showing us Jim Henson's unlimited imagination for the last several weeks, but now the elders of Albuquerque can get a feel for the legend's skill and creativity firsthand. On Sundays and Tuesdays beginning Jan. 14 and running through Feb. 18 from 3 to 5pm, learn to make your own unique puppet. For a workshop fee of $80, Devin Ludlow of Human Beast Box teaches the 55-and-over crowd the art of designing, creating and operating fully functioning, personalized characters. Test out a few different techniques, with a focus on buraku, hand and rod and shadow and see what resonates as you inch towards a fully realized creation. Registration is required for this series. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)
Tuesday Jan 14, 2020
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
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This puppetry workshop looks at the art of designing, building and performing with puppets. Participants learn a variety of techniques, with a focus on three styles. For ages 55 and older.
Albuquerque Museum was selected as one of only 20 museums throughout the United States to receive a grant from Aroha Philanthropies, through its initiative Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums. These workshops highlight exhibitions at Albuquerque Museum through teaching related art classes. Workshops will be 8 two-hour sessions. Attendees must be 55 years or older.
Sundays and Tuesdays, January 14–February 18, 3–5 p.m.
CREATIVE AGE: PUPPET MAKING
Inspired by exhibition The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. Taught by puppet maker Devon Ludlow from the Human Beast Box. Workshop fee: $80
This puppetry workshop introduces students to the art of designing, building, and performing fully functioning puppet characters. Participants are introduced to a variety of techniques, with a focus on 3 styles (i.e. buraku, hand and rod, shadow, etc.) based on the collective interests and abilities of the students. This workshop culminates with a presentation fully realized puppet characters.
Instructor Devon Ludlow studied with Emmy winning puppeteer Tim Giugni, and then studied in Bulgaria and Brazil. His work focuses on comedy, with a goal of pioneering new techniques in the medium. Ludlow is a trained actor, puppeteer and dancer, with thousands of stage performances off Broadway and internationally. He founded and co-directed the NY International Clown Theatre Festival, and founded theatre/film puppet company The Human Beast Box.
$80. Registration is required