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A Workshop - NEEDLE FELTED PUPPETS

posted Jan 17, 2011, 5:30 AM by David Goboff   [ updated Jan 17, 2011, 5:35 AM ]
The Puppet Guild of South Florida  (PGSF) is happy to announce 
an exciting workshop
 
NEEDLE FELTED PUPPETS
by Pam Corcoran Puppets of Stevens Point, WI.
 
Saturday, February 19th, 2011
1:30pm – 5:30pm
 World and Eye Arts Center
109 NW Fifth St., Ft. Lauderdale
 
Pam Corcoran has been performing puppet shows and conducting puppetry workshops for all ages throughout the Midwest for over 25 years. Ten years ago, she began to construct hand puppets for her shows using wool roving and recycled wool sweaters, and needle felting techniques, resulting in charming, durable, lightweight puppets.
 
In this half-day workshop, participants will learn to construct an animal hand puppet using wool roving and recycled wool.  Sewing skills are helpful, but not necessary. Felting the heads for the puppets is a sculptural process that is very simple to learn.
 
Participants will leave with a completed puppet (or well on its way to completion), felting needles, a foam work surface, and a resource list for purchasing additional materials.
 
Samples of her puppets can be seen at corcoranpuppets.com 


Needle- Felted Puppets created by Pam Corcoran Puppets of Stevens Point, WI  can also be seen in this (see attached photo )exhibit at The Puppetry Arts Institute in Independence, MO.
This art form was recently featured in “Living” a magazine by Martha Stewart. 

Needle Felted Puppets Registration Info:
PGSF (Puppet Guild of South Florida) member:                                    $25.00*   (includes $10 materials fee)
Non-PGSF member:                                                                                     $35.00*  (includes $10 materials fee)
 
NOTE:  Registration includes $10 materials fee
 
Space will be limited, so please reserve ASAP.
 
Deadline date for registration is February 12th.
 
To reserve your space for this exciting workshop, or if you have any questions, call Elise Handelman
@ 954-979-8882- PUPPETS TO GO voicemail.
 
Or send email, with the information below, to:   NotElsie@aol.com
 
 
Name _______________________________________________Phone________________________
 
Address_____________________________________________________________________________
 
Email: ____________________________________________________________________________
 
 ____________PGSF Member __________________________________________________$25.00*       
____________Non-PGSF Member     __________________________________________ $35.00*           
____________I’d like to become a member of  PGSF  _______________________   $12.00
                                                                                                Total Enclosed          $_______
 
Please mail your Registration Form and check ,made payable to PGSF, to:
 
PGSF
c/o Elise Handelman
4833 Calamondin Circle
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
 
Recommendations
Ronni  Gerstel and I took a 1-1/2 hour workshop with Pam at the Puppeteers of America Rampage Festival in 2007.  I enjoyed it so much that I took a 20-hour workshop with Pam at PuppetFest Midwest in 2008. Both Ronni and I are taking this one too.
 
Pam is a great instructor, very patient and lots of fun.
 
Looking forward to seeing you at this fantastic workshop!


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