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Puppet Making with Jim Henson: A Priceless Primer from 1969

Puppet Making with Jim Henson: A Priceless Primer from 1969 | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"Puppet Making with Jim Henson: A Priceless Primer from 1969

 

Give Jim Henson 15 minutes of your time, and the father of the Muppets will teach you how to make your own puppets, using nothing other than household items – socks, potatoes, tacks, tennis balls, rubber bands, wooden spoons, and the rest. This primer originally aired on Iowa Public Television back in 1969, not long before Henson joined a fledgling TV production, Sesame Street, where he helped create the most famous puppets of our generation: Oscar, Ernie, Kermit, Bert, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and the rest. Though recorded 40+ years ago, the advice is simple and timeless. The man knows of what he speaks…"

 

from source: http://www.openculture.com

 

#Jim-Henson #Muppets #puppets #making #tutorial #primer #teaching #education #SesameStreet

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An excellent example of innovation and making by Jim Henson. He clearly demonstrates that expensive tools and materials are not always necessary to produce delight and learning experiences. 

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Brigitte Dörner: A License to Play

Brigitte Dörner: A License to Play | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"What does it really mean to be a puppet maker, a puppeteer?

 

I can only speak for myself, though I could imagine that other puppeteers might share my opinion--for me it means the license to play! The license to stay young, to create all possible worlds existing in my head, to dream, to bring joy, to make friends all over the world, to never be bored by routine, to educate without pressure or even punishment, to encourage, to not take things too seriously, to enter a world of its own…to be happy." from source: http://www.expats.cz/

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Brigitte Dörner is a puppet maker in Prague, the Czech Republic. This post is an interview with her about her Art, Making, and Life. While not the usual Tinkering and Making Scoop, I think that there are important issues presented by Brigitte here. Well worth the read.

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