2012 Handmade Parade Workshops

Costume and giant puppet-making -- Open Workshops

Open workshops will be available 

Sunday afternoons 3:00 to 6:00 pm 
Wednesday evenings. 6:00 to 9:00 pm 

August thru mid October, except on dates scheduled with special workshops.

 
Sundays

August 26th       3:00 to 6:00 pm

September 16     3:00 to 6:00 pm 

September 23     3:00 to 6:00 pm

September 30     3:00 to 6:00 pm

October 7           3:00 to 6:00 pm

 

Wednesdays

August 29         6:00 to 9:00 pm
September 12    6:00 to 9:00 pm
September 19    6:00 to 9:00 pm
September 26    6:00 to 9:00 pm
October 3          6:00 to 9:00 pm
October 10        6:00 to 9:00 pm
October 17        6:00 to 9:00 pm

How to join the workshops

 

Come to any of these open workshops and general informational meetings to learn about the parade, meet friends and work on projects. 
Artists will be on hand to assist and tools will be available. 
Remember... it takes time to create a good costume or construct a really cool puppet! Start today!
 

These are hands on workshops for all ages. an artist will be available to help with technical and design questions. Tools are available.

Participants can bring their projects and materials.This is also an opportunity for those that haven't started a project to learn about the parade and join in helping to build and decorate an ongoing project.

You may sign-up for one or several sessions at a time. (children under 16 must be accompanied by adult.)

Registration is required so we can plan on the number of participants.

 

Where:

Pinewoods Montessori School
109 Millstone Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278

(map and directions below)

 

With your registration for Parade news you'll receive:
The Handmade Parade Tools and Materials Guide with six pages of extensive tips, and recommendations of tools and where to find free, recycled, and economical sources for tools and materials.  The Handmade Parade Puppet Building Manual with 24 pages of planning tips, recipes, and how-to sketches.

If you have a group that is interested in a personal workshop send us an email with your request or call Mark Donley at 919-602-2550.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Concept to Creation: 

Costume and street size puppet-making for adults.

Wednesday September 5, 2012
6:00 to 9:00 pm

 

Registration required!

 

 

Leadership Workshop II

Learn the skills and techniques to create lightweight giant puppets! Your new skills can then be used to help your group to create a giant puppet to join the Handmade Parade in October!

This leadership workshop is intended for artists, teachers and any creative individual willing to learn new skills and then share those skills with others to assist in creating giant puppets for the Hillsborough Handmade Parade.

After completing the Leadership Workshop, participants are encouraged to share their new skills with their friends, family, neighbors or social groups to create their own parade ensemble. Think about encouraging your students, class, team, or church group to work together with a theme and participate in the parade as a group.
As the leader of a group you can participate in the leadership puppet and mask making workshop, then use your new skills to help create your groups unique parade entry.

Members of your group can then take the public workshops and come to open workshops to help refine the group’s ideas. You’ll be surprised at the creativity within yourself and your group!

Parade organizer and puppet designer, Mark Donley and artist/educator Jenny Stansell from New Orleans will demonstrate working with cardboard, paper mache' and constructing lightweight giant puppets using reed, bamboo and fabric. You saw many of Mark's creations at previous years parades.

Mark’s sense of costuming and making wild creations began with Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans in the late 70’s. As a hands on participant in Art Parade Krewes such as The Contemporary Art’s Centers Krewe of Clones, the Krewe of Kosmic Debris and the Pair-A-Dice Tumblers.
More recently, Mark participated in workshops hosted by Nana Projects at the Towson University Center for the Arts in Baltimore. There he was able to collaborate and learn new skills with other parade and theater organizers including Spiral Q Puppet Theater from Philadelphia, and Macnas from Galway, Ireland. 

Mark says that he also owes a debt of gratitude to the visionary community arts organizer, Robin Van Lear, artistic director at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Robin founded 'Parade the Circle' a community based art parade in 1990.

Explore your creative potential! 

Bring your idea of  'Characters and Creatures of the Eno' that you would like to create. We ask only that you commit to lead others with the knowledge you have gained so that they too can make a "Giant creature of the Eno River" to march with in the Hillsborough Handmade Parade Saturday, 

 

October 20, 2012.

 

Learn the specific skills and techniques to lead your krewe in creating a magical parade ensemble with lightweight costumes and giant puppets.

Adults -14 years and older.

Making Giant Dancing Heads with Jane Filer

Sunday, September 9

3:00 to 6:00 pm

Wednesday September 12

6:00 to 9:00 pm

 

An extraordinary opportunity to work with fine artist Jane Filer as she leads adults in her techniques of creating her fantastic paper mache heads from the beginning through the final surface painting that will all come together on parade day to dance down the street!You can join the parade with a big head !

 

 

Ages 16 and over :THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL 

Leadership Workshop

Sunday, August 12
3:00 to 6:00 pm

 

Learn the skills and techniques to create lightweight giant puppets! Your new skills can then be used to help your group to create a giant puppet to join the Handmade Parade in October!

This leadership workshop is intended for artists, teachers and any creative individual willing to learn new skills and then share those skills with others to assist in creating giant puppets for the Hillsborough Handmade Parade.

After completing the Leadership Workshop, participants are encouraged to share their new skills with their friends, family, neighbors or social groups to create their own parade ensemble. Think about encouraging your students, class, team, or church group to work together with a theme and participate in the parade as a group.
As the leader of a group you can participate in the leadership puppet and mask making workshop, then use your new skills to help create your groups unique parade entry.

Members of your group can then take the public workshops and come to open workshops to help refine the group’s ideas. You’ll be surprised at the creativity within yourself and your group!

Parade organizer and puppet designer, Mark Donley and artist/educator Jenny Stansell from New Orleans will demonstrate working with cardboard, paper mache' and constructing lightweight giant puppets using reed, bamboo and fabric. You saw many of Mark's creations at previous years parades!

Mark’s sense of costuming and making wild creations began with Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans in the late 70’s. As a hands on participant in Art Parade Krewes such as The Contemporary Art’s Centers Krewe of Clones, the Krewe of Kosmic Debris and the Pair-A-Dice Tumblers.
More recently, Mark participated in workshops hosted by Nana Projects at the Towson University Center for the Arts in Baltimore. There he was able to collaborate and learn new skills with other parade and theater organizers including Spiral Q Puppet Theater from Philadelphia, and Macnas from Galway, Ireland. 

Mark says that he also owes a debt of gratitude to the visionary community arts organizer, Robin Van Lear, artistic director at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Robin founded 'Parade the Circle' a community based art parade in 1990.

Explore your creative potential! 

Bring your idea of  'Characters and Creatures of the Eno' that you would like to create. We ask only that you commit to lead others with the knowledge you have gained so that they too can make a "Giant creature of the Eno River" to march with in the Hillsborough Handmade Parade Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Learn the specific skills and techniques to lead your krewe in creating a magical parade ensemble with lightweight costumes and giant puppets.

Adults -14 years and older.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Where:

Pinewoods Montessori School
109 Millstone Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278

(map and directions below)

 

Workshop Location:

Pinewoods Montessori School
109 Millstone Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278

 

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