Puppet making tutorial 1 – A lizard

I’m sharing a new project here that I hope you will enjoy.

This last spring I was going to be teaching a puppet making class at an elementary school here in Portland, OR. I was invited by Latino Network to work as an instructor in their Studio Latino program in partnership with SUN after school program. I was very excited about the idea and the program coordinators too, since it was going to be a new class. COVID19 arrived and you know the rest, school and almost everything else was cancelled.

As a lot of you right now, my daily life looks very different from two months ago. Like almost everyone in the world I had to adapt to a new (and temporary) way of living. I cannot tattoo and the puppet performance from Slow Blink Collective that I’m part of and that we were going to perform in late March had to be postponed.

I found myself with all this time on my hands and it has not been easy to manage it. But I have been working on a couple different things including this project. Inspired by the class idea that I would have been teaching in person and by the knowledge that all this stay home situation is very difficult for the kids and parents.

This is the first video tutorial that I have ever made so I have a lot to learn and I welcome positive feedback. If people like it I will make more because I enjoyed making it and also sharing fun activities.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones and stay connected.