Background: Black backdrop. Foreground: A miniature interior of a Viking house. Wooden walls with shields on them. A large totem. Three Viking warrior puppets, wearing chainmail armour and long tunics, two standing and one sitting on a large blue and gold throne. At the bottom of the image: (Left) The Exeter Northcott Futures logo (white text reads: ‘Exeter Northcott Futures’, a paint brush line spread along the bottom of the text), (Right) white text reads: ‘Masterclass’.

Puppetry Masterclass: Exeter Northcott Futures

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The art of bringing inanimate objects to life in a way that can be humorous, thought provoking, tender, magical, or all of the above is the focus of this masterclass. During this session, you will be brought on a journey to discover new techniques and understanding in working with puppets.

Puppeteer David Oliver will deliver this masterclass.


About the artist

David Oliver graduated from Bretton Hall College with a BA Hons in Dramatic Arts and Dramatic Presentation. Since then, combining his love and knowledge of performance, history, folklore, prop making and puppetry, he has developed a lively performance style and detailed, often fantastical look to the work he makes – whether it be walkabout character, a puppet creation or costumed storytelling.


This workshop is aimed at early career artists, age 18+ only.

For ages 18 + only

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