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Obscura Society LA: Puppet-Making Party Returns!

Unleash the creatures of your imagination

Even if you've never made a sock talk, or never chatted with a dummy on your lap, all you need is a taste for the wacky and wondrous – and maybe a pair of googly eyes – to build your own buddy.

These classes are no longer open to the public, but our special private workshop has been specially arranged for the Los Angeles Obscura Society! Join Field Agent Sandi Hemmerlein at a dream-come-true workshop to learn the art of puppetry—and all the magic that you can make happen by starting with such simple materials as a foam skull and a colored felt sock.

Whether you're an aspiring Jim Henson, Bob Baker, or Shari Lewis, or you've just always wanted your very own Gonzo or Grover, you'll learn what it takes to bring the illusion of life to a character you create in this two-hour workshop. We will provide all necessary materials and instructions for step-by-step tracing, cutting, hot gluing, and decorating of your own puppet creation that you'll take home with you! 

Get ready for fleece, feathers, and some new furry friends!

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Notes for this adventure:

- Our last workshop's students were all adults, but children age 12 and up are welcome to join with an adult's supervision.

- Wear clothing you would craft in – we'll be handling lots of different materials, scissors, and hot glue.

- Admission fee includes all materials and instruction.

- Plenty of free parking.

- A signed liability waiver will be required for this event.

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