Arts - Education -
Workshops and Talks
for Schools and Events
Events. We come
to you with
supplied for an
day x4 classes
of Moving Mouth
Schemes of Work.
are delivered by
FRSA DBS CTLLS
Jungle Animal School
Puppet Workshops Make. New
it like? First Primary
for 2022 and the
whole day went
over excited Yr
1’s and slightly
4’s both found
evolved and came
to life in their
tool use and the
their glue work
the many pre
Wonderful to see
the glee that
discovery of new
Every child from
two year groups,
went home with a
puppet they were
proud to have
made. Home time
said so to
planning by the
school and art
made the work of
Leader and Arts
and new for 2022.
Mini Beasts - Bugs
and Insects Puppet
Making Workshop -
Whole School day 4
students. Can be
linked to Ecology,
Art and Design and
in the same Scheme
of Work or Single
can also have a
PP Group for an
or for targeted
Making at The Green Man
Puppets that can be made
in Tents 2018 and 2021.
with Roo. Children's
Theatre Show. Currently in
|Puppetry and Art
- Lectures and Talks.
Gallery Talks, Puppet
Making Workshops and Show
and Tell demonstrations
linked to my latest art
exhibition are available to
book. I'm currently
developing a Gallery Talk
for my latest Art
Exhibition, Fairy Stories
for Lost Child Hoods at
Mansfield Library Gallery on
until the 25th Feb. This
Talk will double, treble as
a School Assembly
Presentation and short HE
Lecture focussing on the
process, the development of
just one of the Artworks,
Aladdin. From initial idea
through several sketches to
completed Artwork. Comments
or expressions of interest
by contact e-mail message
please. See Exhibition page
At the QUAD, Derby Film
delivering a Puppetry for
the Screen Masterclass.
Introducing Little Shop of
Horrors and catching up with
The Storyteller, Actor Sir
you ever wondered how to
bring Puppets to life?
Click the above picture to
see a Puppetry for the
Made for the Kids BAFTA
Schools, Youth Groups
configurations with TV
and Film clips.
to MA in English,
Arts, Fashion, Art and
Design. Film and Media
Duration's from 30 minutes
to 1 hr 40 minutes. More
Practitioners using either
our Puppets or their own.
Adult TV Puppetry Workshops
Puppetry Workshops and Talks
advance the understanding of the
Art of Puppetry.
available Puppet Making Workshops include
Ocean Life and other Art and Craft Workshops
which have pages created for them with some
useful info and resources.
Myleene Klass worked with Marcus as a Guest on
Series II of Citv's Bookaboo
"I have never actually seen how puppetry is
carried out for 'on
screen', its unreal. The puppeteer literally has
to be a
contortionist, a mind reader and have a good sense
of timing (lying
on the floor looking at a screen/monitor whilst
improvising and coordinating himself and the
puppet is no mean feat.)
Really enjoyed it." Thank you Myleene Klass
King Edward Primary Mansfield
Thank you so much for everything - this
week has been brilliant. I've had so many comments
from teachers saying how much the children have
enjoyed it. It was a fab way to kick off the new
year and we really appreciate all of your hard
work to put it together.
2020 The Children were engrossed. Pitched
well and the children thoroughly enjoyed
themselves. Great resources and materials. You've
inspired the whole year and taught us so much.
Thank you! Year 6 Teachers.
Mary's C Of E (VA) Primary School Kettering.
Our Children have never been so inspired or engaged
by a workshop! Thanks Marcus for an incredible
experience! The puppets made were awesome and the
skills and facts they learned - amazing! Thanks
Again! Steven Middleton. (Year 1 teacher).
2019 Upton House
Thank you for inspiring all the Children. They have
loved it, so lucky to have worked with you, Kate
Newcombe, Deputy Head.
Thank you for an amazing and extraordinary few days.
So much expertise, so much happy learning and so
much fun! You have been wonderful with our children.
Thank you. Honey Dearsley, Head of Art.
2018 HMP Springhill Comments from the men
about the project: Courtesy of Kestrel Theatre
Having the puppet there put me at my ease, it
bought comedy to the whole thing, and made it all
feel very normal. I loved the way the puppet cuddled
up to us all, it showed that we can all do with a
You did a great job putting us at ease and
getting the best out of us all. Marcus was
brilliant, and his knowledge and enthusiasm for the
puppet world I found inspirational. Thank you for
helping me give this fantastic gift to my 3 little
monkeys at home. Martin
I thought working with puppets would be easy,
you’d just stick your hand up them and away you’d
go. But it was a lot more challenging than I
Long term collaborator, Teacher Mary Chambers
of Haydn Primary writes.
We (governors and
staff) are committed to developing a learning
environment where everyone can create, experiment,
invent, perform, think, explore and investigate
for themselves. We work hard to ensure children
receive their entitlement to a range of high
quality experiences in all arts subjects. We
believe a rich, diverse and creative curriculum
can help raise attainment and accelerate learning
by boosting a child’s confidence and self-esteem.
Our mission statement says that success is
celebrated when children are encouraged to explore
seek to work with professional artists and arts
organisations through visits, workshops and
performances in school. Working with professionals
eg visual artists, film makers, actors, musicians
and dancers, has further convinced us that there
is no better way for the children and staff to
achieve real learning experiences than alongside
enthusiastic experts. Specialists inspire and
motivate both the children and adults to learn and
celebrate newly learnt skills and discover
talents; we embrace both the process and the
outcome. The arts therefore permeate everything we
do; the use of visual literacy and digital media
has further developed our provision.
The school has
established really positive links with artists and
organisations including Puppet Maker, Puppeteer
and film maker, Marcus Clarke.
Galley Hill Primary
Marcus Clarke, from Hands Up Puppets, spent
two weeks at our school working with every single
child from Nursery to Year 6. He carried out Puppet
Making and Puppeteering Workshops with each of our
The children (and staff!) loved hearing about
career including working with Jim Henson, made the
most extraordinary sock
puppets and improved their Speaking and Listening
collaboratively to create films using the puppets
they had created. The children were motivated and
excited to use the cameras that Marcus had set up
around the room and enjoyed seeing themselves on the
attached monitors that
certainly helped them to evaluate and improve their
performance. The resources that Marcus provided for
the children to assemble their puppets from ensured
that each puppet was imaginative, unique and
completed to a high quality. The excitement of the
puppet workshops created a real buzz throughout the
school community and everybody was talking about
what a fantastic experience it
was for the children. Thank you Marcus!
EMILY BIRCH, Galley Hill Primary and Nursery, Hemel
Thank you for your support. Your workshop
proved to be a great success, students and teachers
really enjoyed the simple but effective puppet
making. Thank you for constructing a session
to fit in with our timetable, it was perfect for
what we wanted, thank you.
CLARE HARVELL, Bishopshalt School
Royal Lane, Uxbridge
St Christopher CE Primary School, Oxford.
Cameras, screens, puppets, sixty very excited six
year olds; a recipe for disaster you might think but
what an amazing day.
It is rare that someone can talk to the children for
45 minutes without them becoming restless; they were
It was lovely to see all the different types of
puppet and watch them being controlled by an
experienced puppeteer. I loved the way that whenever
Marcus was talking, so was his hand!
Learning how to manipulate the puppets was really
interesting and many of the children were fascinated
by how the various puppets worked.
The groups really enjoyed the opportunity to
rehearse their ideas and see themselves on screen.
Some of them just wanted to spend the whole day in
front of the camera!
Thank you so much for a marvellous experience and I
hope we can repeat it next year.
Mrs F Clayton
Bablake School, Coventry
'We were really impressed by the workshops that
Marcus delivered at our school. Marcus is full of
enthusiasm for his craft and was able to inspire the
children to produce some amazing sock puppets. As
well as the making activity, the children were also
treated to some tricks of the trade and as a result,
were able to make their puppets come to life.
A truly memorable day!'