Puppet Making: A Co-Lab Artist Residency Workshop
About the Workshop
Join visiting artist Tarish Pipkins as he guides participants through the the mechanics and methods 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.
About the Location
The TEC (Technology Engagement Center) Classroom is in the Telcom Building. To get there, just walk down the stairs from Perkins/Bostock like you’re heading towards CIEMAS. When you get to the road halfway down, make a right and Telcom is the building ahead of you to the left. The Technology Engagement Center is the first floor, so just enter in the front of the building. The classroom is to the right of the entrance, adjacent to the center circular room. http://maps.duke.edu/map/?id=21&mrkIid=2765