Posts Tagged ‘Puppet Making’

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.


I-Fest Hands-on: The Big Lip Fish

May 12, 2010

Here’s another hands-on puppet construction class that you won’t want to miss at I-Fest 2010.  Bram Jarvis is always one of the most popular hands-on class instructors, and this puppet will give you a good idea why.  Remember, all of the hands-on classes for I-Fest 2010 are now posted at One Way Street’s website (here).  But you can’t sign up for hands-on classes until your registration is in.

The Big Lip Fish – Bram Jarvis

Class Size Limit: 15
Cost: $40
Days: Tuesday
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Age: 15 and above
Skill: Beginner to Intermediate
Supplies Needed: a good pair of scissors, a glue gun and glue sticks

Once again Bram has come up with a winner with the Big Lip Fish. It is bright and colorful and you will definitely find many ways to use this character. The BLF would look great in any aquarium. You will learn a number of puppet making techniques in this class.

I-Fest Teachers: David Hellyer

April 13, 2010

We want to introduce you to some of the incredibly talented folks who are scheduled to be leading classes at I-Fest.  First off we want you to meet David Hellyer.  David is an awesome puppeteer and puppet builder from merry old England who manages to put that whole Revolutionary War thing behind him and journey here to the US to share his talents with us.

I could tell you all sorts of things about David, but one of the best ways to get to know him is to visit his YouTube Channel: Hellyersonline

Come meet him in person at I-Fest, but here’s one of his latest videos:


I-Fest Hands-On: Ant Puppet

April 9, 2010

Here’s another announcement for an I-Fest hands-on class.  Remember, you must be registered for I-Fest before you can start registering for hands-on classes.

Ant Puppet – Brett Belleque

Class Limit: 15

If you need an army of ants we have just the right class for you. Brett wills how you how to construct a very realistic rod-operated ant puppet from materials that can be found at your local craft store.


I-Fest Hands-On: Moon or Star Foam Puppet

April 7, 2010

Here’s another hands-on class that will be offered at I-Fest this July!

Moon or Star Foam Puppet – Jill Harrington

Class Limit: 12

This class will be a celestial event as we make a foam moving-mouth star or moon puppet.  You will receive all pieces you need, pre-painted, and the pattern is included!

Remember, you need to be registered for I-Fest (July 5-10) before you can start registering for hands-on classes.  The hands-on classes fill up quickly, so you’ll want to get your registrations in!


I-Fest Hands-On: The Happy Hatters

April 6, 2010

Alright folks, here’s a big reason to keep watching this blog…we’re starting to finalize the hands-on classes for I-Fest 2010 and we’re going to start announcing them on this blog!  The hands-on classes are one of the things that makes I-Fest unique.  You will have the opportunity to sign up for these classes where you get to make a puppet or prop…plus you get to take home what you make!  There is usually an extra fee for these classes and class size is limited.  You’ll want to sign up early, but remember…you need to be registered for I-Fest before you can start registering for hands-on classes.

Here is our first hands-on class announcement…

The Happy Hatters – Bonnie Scott

Class Size Limit: 25

Class Description:

Hats identify the character. From playing dress-up as kids, we’ve learned the importance of hats to create the character of our imagination. What if the hat was the character? Choose a hat, any hat; add a blank puppet head with moving mouth (that you just made) shoved deep into the hat. Add some big eyeballs, creatively placed ont he from of the hat and a few more embellishments and you’ve created a “Happy Hatter.” In no time your “Happy Hatter” will be narrating stories, singing songs, and carrying the dialogue in a must-see skit. These easy to manipulate puppets will deliver the message. Price includes all needed to complete two “Happy Hatters” (one in class and one at home). Although everything is provided, you may want to bring the following in order to be sure you complete the project in the time allowed: a glue gun (low temp), sewing machine, and material scissors.

We’ll be announcing more hands-on classes here at One Way Street’s blog.  So get signed up for I-Fest to make sure you save your spot for the hands-on classes you want!