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Workshops (Calgary): Workshops – Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry

8 Days Of Wood
With David Lane & Peter Balkwill
July 26 – Aug 2, 2024
Get ready to make some wood chips and dust as we dive headlong into the dynamic world of puppetry design and wood carving techniques!
This unique workshop will offer students the opportunity to gain basic fluency in traditional European-style hand carving AND power carving techniques.

Details
July 26 – Aug 2, 2024
9 am – 6 pm, daily
Old Trout Puppet Workshop Studio, Calgary Alberta
INSTRUCTORS: David Lane & Peter Balkwill
FEE: $600 — includes tuition, materials, studio fees, and shared carving tools (Participants will be given instructions on where to purchase a small detail carving knife for their personal use.)
Email Elaine at elaine@maskandpuppet.com to inquire about space

CANCELLATION POLICY
There are no refunds on registration, but, spots can be transferable to another participant if organised by the buyer.

MORE INFO: https://www.maskandpuppet.com/project/8-days-of-wood-july-26-aug-2-2024/

The Instructors
Dave Lane is a painter, performer, puppet & mask maker, and one of the original members of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop in Calgary, Alberta. He is the Co-director of the New England Puppet Intensive, a 15-day residential workshop, and Co-producer of the annual Berkshire Lantern Walk in collaboration with the Clark Art Museum.
Dave is a two-time, Jim Henson Foundation grant recipient for his original play “The Chronicles of Rose”, and his silent-clown play “The Painting” was a regional selection at the 2017 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is the co-creator of Iinisikimm, a puppet-lantern play celebrating the return of Plains Buffalo to Banff Nation Park in Alberta. The project was supported by a Canada Council New Chapter Grant

Peter Balkwill is also a founding co-Artistic Director of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, as well as founding co-Education/Artistic Director for the Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry, and the curator of live performance for the Festival of Animated Objects. Through the arc of his artistic journey Peter has focused primarily on the physical nature of theatre and live performance, with a strong emphasis on the application of puppetry, and how design integrates into the embodied form of expression. Recently he has begun to apply the implication of dance into his work.\

Through much of his work, design, and performance Peter has sought to elevate puppetry up to a level of sophistication, moving it past the moniker of children’s entertainment, joining the current renaissance within North America at least, of restoring puppetry to a high-art – a form that is able to address deep, dark, complex and epic themes relevant to people of every walk and any age of life.

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