Class Description

Make a puppet!  Enjoy sculpture, painting, costume making and drama.  Develop a voice, a character, and a costume to suit your puppet.  Work together in developing a performance for presentation to an audience of invited guests.

Finally, feel the pride of exhibiting your puppet in a public exhibition at the Atwell House Art Gallery.

Lesson Structure:

  • Build armature and begin Mâché
  • Complete head. (Adult to dry in microwave)
  • Paint face and glue hair
  • Dress to suit character
  • Rehearse. Experiment with voices. Rehearse short conversations.
  • Make afternoon tea. Freeze. Rehearsal.
  • Prepare and present afternoon tea. (Cup of tea with adult support) Performance for family /friends.

Suitable for: Ages 8-12

Materials: Children to please bring the following

  • apron or old large t-shirt
  • dusk mask (needed while mixing dry mâché)
  • Piece of used fabric of your choice for costume approx. 40cm diameter (bring later to match character-not needed until lesson 4) and something for the hair (e.g. straw, audio/video tape. Wool and string will already be available).


Nancy has a Graduate Diploma in Art Education and for many years taught primary age children as a Primary Art Specialist.

For Nancy the artistic work of children reveals a sense of freedom and easy expression often sought by adults in the making of art.

Nancy Boswell

Nancy Boswell

Course details

Saturday 1.30pm-3.00pm

30 July - 17 September ( 8 sessions)



  • Members $200
  • Members Early Bird $180 (Avail from 30 May - 24 June, 2022)
  • Non-Members $225

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