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 *Wait List Only


This 8-week Puppet Building Course will give you the solid skill base and understanding you need to design and fabricate your very own stop motion puppet!  We will cover a myriad of topics and address many aspects of a puppet build including character design, armatures, creating facial movement/ ‘expression kits’, costume making and hair.  A variety of techniques will be explored from illustration and painting to sculpting and sewing.  Start dreaming up that character and let’s make it a reality! 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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