Butterworth Puppet Making Class
At 2011 West Kingstown Center for the Arts puppet class. Dan Butterworth conducts quick puppet class with children and adults from Rhode Island and beyond. Class shows how to quickly assemble sophisticated Hand Rod puppets and decorate with hair, clothing, different facial expressions, and 'specialty add-ons'. Items can also be constructed to put in puppet hands. After puppets are made methods for manipulation and making characters appear without puppeteer being seen are shown.
Beginner Classes & School Residencies: Dan Butterworth & Butterworth Productions has performed and conducted residencies from China to Europe, from the Arctic North to Mexico. The award winning events are geared to each audience, each particular celebration. Working closely with teachers ahead of the date, workshops can be used to...
Butterworth travels to center locations to conduct these wooden marionette classes. All that’s needed is a medium sized space, a few simple tools, and five or more students. Each participant learns the following: 1.) How to lay out patterns on selected wood pieces. 2.) Methods for cutting to the piece...
Butterworth performances & installations can be tailored to any specific location or celebration.
Large scale Town-Wide events includes award winning residencies with puppets geared to each age group.
Parades with flying puppets, hand and rod puppets, and now Wheelchair Puppetry can be formed around thematic subjects dear to any community as well.
Some of Dans works can be seen and interacted with at The Providence Children's Museum.
Contact Butterworth Productions to find a performance or event coming close to your area.
Or create your own event in an open field, school, theater or festival location! We can turn your space into a work of art!