Workshops

 

 

Funny Wonders run making workshops at community events, such as the Buxton Rotary Club Summer Fair & Charity Bazaar and the Buxton Spring Fair, for private groups, such as Guides and Age UK, and festival events, such as the Buxton Puppet Festival and Buxton Family Festival. We even do parties!

 

Our prices vary depending upon the duration of the event, number of participants, number of team members required, type of workshop, travel costs and materials required. We bring all the materials and equipment but do need a working space and plug sockets. Please contact us for a quote through the website here or email us at hello@funnywonders.org.uk.

See below for further details of typical workshops although we can tailor activities to suit your group and projects.

Shadow Puppets

This workshop is great for young children (8+) as the only skills required are drawing, cutting and finding the end of the cellotape!

 

We bring a shadow screen, projector, sound effects and music/musician so participants can perform with their puppets. This can be as part of a show they create or individually.

Time: 1 hour+

Flowerpot People

Flowerpot people are just knots in string so those who can tie their shoeloaces can make a flowerpot person.

Great for a quick group activity to get involved with the Buxton Flowerpot Trail.

Time: 1 hour+

Have-a-go Puppets

This workshop is for all ages children (6+).

 

We bring a pop-up show tent and mini stages and a whole loads of different types of puppets for participants to have a go with - manipulating and performing.

Time: 2 hours+

Glove Puppets

These workshops are for older children (11+).

 

Glove puppets are great to interact with, develop  communication skills and create comedy sketches.

 

These can be performed in a show at the end of the workshops.

Time: 2 hours+

Rod Puppets

These workshops are for older children (11+).

 

Rod puppets are great for moving and dancing to music.

 

Short skits and scenes can be performed at the end of the workshop.

Time: 2 hours+

Table Top Puppets

These workshops are for older children (11+).

 

Table top puppets can be operated in a number of ways.

 

Short skits and scenes can be performed at the end of the workshop.

Time: 2 hours+

Marionnette Puppets

These workshops are for older children (11+). Marionettes of increasing complexity can be made depending on age and time available.

 

Short skits and scenes can be performed at the end of the workshops and we can also create short films for you to keep.

Time: 2 hours+

Gigante Puppets

This workshop is great for small groups of older children (14+) as the scale, skill and teamwork required make it a more of a challenge.

 

We bring suitable materials for the group to create a gigantic puppet. We then help instruct them on how to maneouvre as a group and perform.

 

Time: 2x 6 hours+

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