Posts Tagged ‘Hands-On Class’

I-Fest Photos 2

July 26, 2010

Here’s a few more photos from the 2010 International Festival of Christian Puppetry and Ventriloquism.

Once again, our daily devotional was brought to us by our favorite Brit, Paul Morley. CD’s and DVD’s of Paul’s messages for 2010 are available for purchase here: Paul Morley Messages 2010

An I-Fest tradition is for attendees to bring their hands-on workshop creations to chapel the next morning for a sort of show-and-tell.

Puppeteer David Hellyer instructs his class in some of the finer points of puppet manipulation.

Here’s some Puppetry Dream Team members taking a moment to pose during one of their daily rehearsals.

Ventriloquist Gene Cordova and his buddy Bongo were featured during the Tuesday night program.

The Bonilla Family showed how a family can minister together with puppets, choreography, and lots of fun!


I-Fest Photos 1

July 25, 2010

We’ve been back from I-Fest for a week or two now but we haven’t had the chance to post any photos from the event yet.  Well let’s solve that problem right now.  We’ll share a few pics here and try to post some more over time at our Facebook fan page.  If you aren’t a One Way Street fan on Facebook yet, just search Facebook for “One Way Street Events.”

Enjoy the photos!

Alan Root was our praise & worship leader for the week. He also wrote the theme song for the event.

Joe Bruce was our opening night ventriloquist performer.

The S.T.A.G.E.D. Puppet Team from Omaha, NE also performed on Monday Night. Here a few of the puppeteers pose with one of their unique blacklight puppets.

The team also did a unique piece that combined elements of human video with some large rod puppets. The piece was geared for an older audience. Who says puppets are just for kids?

Here some attendees work on building some puppets in one of the pre-con hands-on classes.

More photos to come in the weeks to come.

Mystery Puppet Building Challenge

June 1, 2010

One of the most unusual events at I-Fest (July 5-10) is the Mystery Puppet Building Challenge. Each year, groups sign up to construct a puppet out of a set of unusual materials that will be provided to them. Over the years things like duct tape and aluminum foil have been key ingredients. The teams only have a few hours to complete the task, but the results are always very creative. Here are the details for this year’s challenge. See you at I-Fest!

Extreme Team Challenge: Puppet Construction Mystery
KJ Schmidt, Ryan Spittler, Branden Treu
Class Size Limit: 20 teams
Cost: $10
Day: Wednesday
Time: 9:45 a.m.
Age: 12-102 years
Skill: Love a challenge
Supplies Needed: Now, if we told you that would take the fun out of it!

You and your teammates must make an original puppet in 12 hours or less. The catch? A specific style of puppet must be made from “mystery ingredients” which will only be revealed when the challenge starts! The team leader must be present to check in and pick up the supplies following chapel Wednesday (at the back of Chalfant). At this time you will receive instructions and rules as well as schedule the return of your completed project at the I-Fest Office (upstairs Ludwig).


I-Fest Hands-On: Props Galore

May 21, 2010

Sheri Brubeck and her team, Glory Fingers, will be performing as one of our featured groups at the International Festival of Christian Puppetry and Ventriloquism.  In this hands-on class, you’ll get a chance to learn some of their expert prop building technqiues.

Props Galore for “This Little Light of Mine”

Sheri Brubeck
Class Size Limit: 20
Cost: $12
Day: Thursday
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Age: 16 and above
Skill: Beginner
Supplies Needed: hot glue gun with extra glue sticks, X-acto knife with extra new blades, black sharpie, sharp scissors and a pencil.

Class members will learn how to create a hinged wing flying butterfly, a monochome to full color changing flower prop and a simple flying bumble bee. The butterfly and color changing flower will be created in miniature to make transportation home in a suitcase possible. Materials will be inexpensive and readily available at most hobby or home repair stores.


I-Fest Hands-On: Suds the Soda

May 20, 2010

Bram Jarvis leads some of the most popular I-Fest hands-on classes each year.  You won’t want to miss the chance to build this unique soda puppet.  Register for I-Fest (July 5-10 in Bourbonnais, IL) now! Don’t miss out!

Suds the Soda
Bram Jarvis
Class Size Limit: 15
Cost: $30
Day: Wednesday
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Age: 16 and above
Skill: Beginner to Intermediate
Supplies Needed: a pair of scissors, hot glue gun and glue sticks

Come wet your appetite as we make a soda puppet that will add variety to your 50s numbers or soda shoppe. Pieces will be pre-painted so you take home a finished puppet. You may use this fun puppet under blacklight or without.


I-Fest Hands-On: People Puppet Pattern

May 19, 2010

Here’s a great hands-on class for a basic people puppet.  Get your I-Fest registration in so you can start signing up for hands-on classes.

One Way Street People Puppet Pattern

Carrie Murphy
Class Size Limit: 12
Cost: $65
Day: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Age: 16 and above
Skill: Intermediate; ability to use sewing machine
Supplies Needed: sewing machine, size 11 ball-point needles, sharp scissors, sewing needle, straight pins, 12″ length 1/4″ diameter wood dowel rod, glue gun

Learn techniques and tricks used to build great looking puppets as well as customizing tricks. You will learn how to add different features that will take your puppet to the next level. Intermediate experience with sewing machine required and it is imperative you know how to operate the sewing machine you bring.


I-Fest Devotionals

May 18, 2010

I-Fest has more puppet ministry workshops than you could imagine!  While we do put a lot of emphasis on developing puppetry and ventriloquism skills, we also try to focus on spiritual development as well.  With a mixture of adult leaders as well as teenage puppeteers attending the conference, we try to offer devotional times that will be meaningful for both.  This year there are several small group type studies that attendees can sign up for.  Check out these great titles, and we’ll see you July 5-10 at I-Fest:

In Pursuit of Jesus: Stepping off the Beaten Path

Cindy Hunnicutt
Class Size Limit: 20
Cost: $12
Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Age: 18 to 25 years
Skill: All
Supplies Needed: Bible and something to write with

Who do you say Jesus is: Join this group as we explore who He is…because you’re fascinated by Him and drawn to Him. Participants will acquire new abilities to articulate why they follow Jesus. Sessions will use creative experiences, art, intriguing discussion questions, video, music and more. Come ready to participate and stir your desire to know Him in more intimate ways.

Pathways of Purity

Carrie Murphy
Class Size Limit: 16
Cost: $15
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thrusday, Friday
Time: 10:00 am
Age: 15-18
Skill: None
Supplies Needed: None

Pathways of Purity will get you up on your feet, out of the classroom and off on a discovery of the many blessings God has waiting for you as you live a pure life for Him. Join our teams as we criss-cross the campus in a GPS scavenger hunt for hidden caches that reveal God’s answers to Psalm 119:9 “How can a young man live a pure life? By living according to your word.” Wear your walkin’ shoes, bring your Bible and a pen and get ready to understand what it means to face the dangers of temptation, and what it takes to guard one’s heart from all that is impure.


I-Fest Hands-On: Full Body Proppet

May 17, 2010

Is it a prop or puppet?  Sign up for this I-Fest hands-on class and find out!

Full Body Versatile Proppet – Sheri Brubeck
Class Size Limit: 18
Cost: $24
Day: Tuesday
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Age: 16 and above
Skill: Intermediate
Supplies Needed: hot glue gun with extra glue sticks, Xacto-knife with multiple new blades, black Sharpie, sharp scissors, a pencil, and an idea for a Bunraku Character you’d like to create.

You will find this Versatile Proppet Head, with a removable five foot body, very useful! It is compact for storage and adaptable to any type of character you’d like to create. We will use inexpensive readily available materials making this Full Body Proppet one you can easily duplicate at home!


I-Fest Hands-On: Blacklight Gooney Puppet

May 16, 2010

Here’s another great puppet you can build at I-Fest 2010.  Don’t wait another minute, get signed up now!

Blacklight Gooney Puppet – Julie Geesing
Class Size Limit: 15
Cost: $24
Day: Monday
Time: 8:30 am
Age: 12 and above
Skill: Intermediate
Supplies Needed: duct tape, hot glue gun and glue sticks, straight pins, hand sewing needle, white quilting thread, scissors, and a small can of Weldwood contact cement.

In this class you will build a 13″ Gooney puppet. Gooney’s can run, jump, swim, fly and sing and are eager to be a part of your next blacklight performance.


I-Fest Hands-On: The Cartoon Puppet

May 14, 2010

Here’s another I-Fest hands-on class…and this is the one everyone wants.  It’s the famous Cartoon Puppet by David Pannabecker.  We’re excited to have this popular class back at I-Fest this year.  Register for I-Fest now so you can start reserving you spot in this and other hands-on classes.

The Cartoon Puppet – David Pannabecker

Class Size Limit: 15
Cost: $115
Day: Monday
Time: 8:30 am
Age: 15 and above
Skill: Intermediate
Supplies Needed: hairdryer, scissors, hot glue gun and clear glue sticks, quilting pins, and material for “hair” (fake fur, yarn, feathers etc.)

Create a unique, individualized puppet character under the tutelage of David Pannabecker. The puppet kit will be pre-sewn and you will assemble your puppet character in class.