Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Specialist Saturday Workshops @ Liminal Space

Each Saturday from 19th March to 2nd April 2011, Liminal Space will be hosting an all day workshops led by a different arts and crafts specialist. For booking information, see the bottom of the page.

Saturday 19th March, 12pm – 6pm
Folklore and Printmaking with Liz Lake
This workshop will explore the Slavic folklore character of ‘Baba Yaga’ through printmaking. After familiarizing ourselves with some ideas and tales about Baba Yaga, participants will develop initial sketches into mono-drawings and a linocut print. The workshop will put emphasis on experimentation, yet also with the aim of a small finished piece at the end.

This workshop will be run by Liz Lake, a printmaker who lives in Lewes. Since graduating from the London College of Communication in 2008 Liz has worked on various art projects in the USA and Argentina, and recently taken on a  printmaking artist residency in Spain. You can see her work at:

Saturday 26th March, 12pm – 6pm
Kite-making with Bella Lyster
This workshop will explore movement powered by wind. I will encourage participants to understand aerodynamics and how they can be applied to design, and finally creation.

I will broaden the context, showing examples of how wind is used throughout the world as a renewable energy source, and the effect that is has on the landscape. Whether manifested in a paper aeroplane, turbines, kites, origami, or moving figures, we will look at the source – wind - and experiment with ways in which this force can power a moving sculpture or puppet. At the end of our day’s construction we will be able to take our kites and puppets out for their first flight!

Bella Lyster is a 3rd year Puppetry student at Central School of Speech and Drama. She will be taking her Kite Puppets project to the Prague Quadrennial, and you can read more about her work at:


Saturday 2nd April, 12pm – 6pm
Paper Puppet Making for Families with Alexander Winfield
This is a fun and educational day-long workshop intended for
children aged around 8-12yrs, accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.
The Paper Puppet Making workshop is wonderful opportunity for
a child and their guardian to work together on a special project:
the creation of their very own puppet!

Participants will be given a quick introduction to the world or puppetry, focusing on different types of puppets and how to control them. Following this, the group will be guided through an entertaining and delightful process of building their own puppet! The puppets are constructed out of safe, everyday materials such as construction paper, bamboo and tape, so that following the workshop participants will easily be able to build their own! Later we will focus on the basics of play and storytelling structure, and at the end of the day the participants will be able to present a short play of their own devising, using the
puppets they built. This workshop provides a safe and magical space
for children and their guardians to bond through the wonderful art of

Alexander Winfield is a puppeteer, puppet maker and performer currently studying for an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

To book a place on any of these workshops please email Sara.clark@cssd.ac.uk. Workshops are offered on the basis of a suggested donation of £10, or whatever you can pay, with all funds going back into Liminal Space’s activities programme.

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