Puppet Making: A Co-Lab Artist Residency WorkshopTaught by Tarish Pipkins
About the Workshop
Immediately following the “Puppets Invade the Co-Lab” kickoff in the Rubenstein Arts Center Lounge at 12pm on Monday, January 27, join Tarish Pipkins for the first puppet-making event of the week. In this workshop, participants will learn some of the mechanics of designing and building puppets. Create a puppet kit that can be cut on the laser cutter as a starting point. Further customize your creation with additional fabricated parts, 3d printed elements, clothing, fabrics, and more. This event is part of a Co-Lab residency that will culminate in a collaborative film shot over the course of the week featuring student-made puppets.
About the Instructor
Tarish Pipkins a.k.a. Jeghetto is a self taught artist and has been creating art from a very young age. He moved to North Carolina in 2005 where he launched his career in Puppetry, fine-tuning his skills by doing street performances. In 2008 he started working with Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Most recently, Jeghetto had the pleasure to work with national recording artist, Missy Elliott on her music video, WTF ( Where They From) controlling the Pharell puppet and doing some puppet building. Jeghetto’s passion is promoting Oneness through the magic of Puppetry.