COURSE – Puppet Design & Fabrication for Stop Motion

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)


Technical skills development


October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm

8 sessions

Non-member $380 / TAIS Member $320 / Subsidized $200


This 8 week course will cover the nuts’n bolts, hands-on how-to’s of stop motion puppet building and design. The course will provide in-depth instruction on DIY low-cost fabrication techniques, as well as how to design your puppet with the character’s desired characteristics in-mind. Participants can expect to create a complete positionable puppet using latex, wire armature, and fabric over the course of the 8 weeks. Materials provided.

*Allergy alert: Liquid latex is used in this course. Those with a known allergy to latex should not register.

Molly Grundy is a Toronto based Designer, Fabricator and Arts Educator. Working in everything from film, fashion and costume to paper arts, puppet making and illustration. Molly has, in recent years, fallen head over heals with Stop Motion Animation.  Building puppets and costumes for Montreal’s “The Little Prince” and later for LAIKA’s Costume and Development Department on “Kubo and the Two Strings” and recently announced “Missing Link” feature films has deepened this love and added to her arsenal of tricks!  She is really looking forward to working with TIAS and leading this action packed Puppet Building Workshop!


TAIS Workshops are presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.


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