Wanna build some puppets and then make them act? Yeees. That’s what we have been doing whole spring in school – Animation programme in Turku Arts Academy – with the help of the puppet animation guru Antti Laakso. It’s been super fun. First we crafted the animation puppets from scratch with wire and foam rubber. Then we built and painted the sets. And now finally we are at the studio filming our about 1min short animation about Art Gallery. See more from this 3min making of in Elli Maanpää Art.
Once a cat lover always a cat lover. For this Friday’s lightening post I want you to meet this cat puppet I’ve done once upon a time in the primary school. I use to take all sorts of art and crafts courses with my friends in the fantastic Lasten Kulttuurikeskus (Eng. Culture Center for Kids) in Turku where I lived back then.
Him – the cat puppet – I’ve done in hand puppet course. He was spending his retirement days back in my childhood home in Turku. He had seen some rough days since half of his iron wire whiskers were gone and little piece of his nose was missing.
But since a dear friend Rinna (mother of my goddaughter) told me that her 4-year-old daughter had become interested in puppetry I took the cat puppet from the storage room in Turku to Helsinki and patched him up. Now he has painted whiskers and re-painted nose. Other than that I kept him exactly as he was. He’s so happy now to have a reborn life in a new family.
We wish you all happy weekend! Meow!