Puppetry + Electronics=Magic... Harry Potter Style
Course Length:6 classes
Session 1 Dates: Saturdays, 3-5PM CT, Jan 23rd- Feb 27th
Session 2 Dates: Thursdays, 7-9PM CT, Feb 25th- April 1st
Calling all makers, this online class is for you! Join Sea Beast and discover how to integrate electronics into your puppetry designs, soft sculpture, and more. In this exciting and interactive online class, you will have the opportunity to explore and create working circuits through hands on projects. Students will be provided with and learn to use conductive
thread, conductive tape, conductive paint, and conductive fabric. After exploring all these materials, the series will culminate in creating a light up sorting hat hand puppet.
Students will need to purchase a materials kit that will include all the electronics and fabric supplies necessary to complete all the class projects. Basic crafting staples (glue, scotch tape, paper) and tools (pencils, scissors, sewing rulers) will need to be provided by the students.
All pertinent skills to complete the projects will be taught and previous experience in electronic or puppet making is not required. However, this class should be thought of as intermediate in level. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Course Class List:
1) Let’s learn circuitry! - What is a circuit and how does it work?We will make sample circuits and creative tools for
checking our circuitry work. Conductive tape. 2) How to thread a needle. Light up Hand Puppet- Basic hand sewing with conductive thread. 3) Mario Brothers Piranha Plant Rod Puppet- Conductive Paint/Thread. 4) Mermaid in a Jar Toy theatre - Conductive Tape/Thread. 5) Sorting Hat project day 1- Students will start making a sorting hat hand puppet with electronic elements. 6) Sorting Hat project day 2- Students will finish making a sorting hat hand puppet with electronic elements.