Last week was a full intensive with expert puppetry teacher and inspiring artist Jill Joubert who has worked with our children and designers in Barrydale since the very first parade ever in 2010.
Our head children’s puppet designer is Clarisa Jonas, who has made the wonderful designs for the past two years. This year she will be assisted by Herriette and Julio of Net vir Pret. All three puppet makers spent a full week with Jill, as she says “designing, drawing from life and being rigorous!”. Part of the rigour of the design process is being able to create teaching drawings and booklets of each design that can be used to teach other young people, as an archive and as a guideline on how to make each individual creation.
A special thankyou to the Handspring Puppet Trust for making these workshops with Jill possible again this year.