Workshop: Scarf Puppets: Making and Manipulation with Sarah Frechette
The main theme of this workshop is the construction of a stage-worthy string puppet. Artist Sarah Frechette teaches a special technique invented by German Master Puppeteer Albrecht Roser in the 1950s. Participants will follow the steps to fabricate and balance their own performable puppet. Scarf Puppets were developed as a way to give many their first marionette building experience. In this workshop we will unify construction and performance because technique and art must serve expression. For this workshop participants must be skilled at sewing.
Sarah Frechette splits her time between Vermont, Europe and Portland, OR as an award-winning touring puppeteer, arts educator, and stop-motion animation fabricator. She graduated from the University of Connecticut's unique Puppet Arts Program; studied marionettes with Master Puppeteer Albrecht Roser, absorbing his theories on zen and the art of puppetry; and has toured internationally with her original productions.
2360 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97210