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Needle Felting in Puppetry Workshop (part of Puppet Power Conference)

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2500 University Dr NW

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THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF Puppet Power 2018: Story | A Conference on Applied Puppetry
June 1-3, 2018 (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday)
Venue partner: University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts (2500 University Dr NW)

Purchase this talk individually or click here to register for the entire conference.

Join Juanita Dawn in this introduction to needle felting. ‘SCULPTING WITH WOOL’ Needle Felting can be easily incorporated into construction and embellishment of your puppets.

During this hands-on workshop you will learn about the different kinds of wool, how to start your ‘shape’ and how to bring features and character to your own puppet. Workshop includes needles, starter-kit with 5 colors of wool & instruction. You will have time to get a great start on your project – and will be able to take your kit home to complete your project at your leisure. No experience required.


About Juanita Dawn

Juanita Dawn says she has focused her one wild and precious life into the pursuit of creating joy, through sculptural works, puppets, and masks. Behind each of her whimsical, quirky creations is a story — it is these everyday human dramas that fuels Juanita’s passion for work. These are the stories that speak to the souls of all those who allow her in.

Many years of nursing in reproductive health and raising two daughters has given Juanita an insight into the roots of the human spirit. She has been a witness to life’s greatest joys and deepest sorrows. These ageless human narratives run through her creative soul giving a breath of life to her unique body of work.
Juanita became tangled up in puppets and found a creative outlet that has sent her into a swirling vortex. She has been a vibrant part of the Banff Centre as an instructor for the Puppet Intensive Program since its inception.

As the owner of The Long Grass Studio in Calgary, Juanita teaches adult’s mask classes and children’s puppet making workshops. She has worked for The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Clunk Puppet Lab, Quest Theatre, Storybook Theatre, The Wined-Up Arsenal, The International Festival of Animated Objects, The Ignite Festival, and The Brief Festival. Her art has been exhibited in several venues and galleries over the years.

“Puppet building encompasses a multitude of skills and creativity which keeps you thinking, inventing, and reinventing until you get it right.” ~ Juanita Dawn




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