Film and Television
delivered by Puppeteer
and Puppet Maker, Marcus
Clarke FRSA ASET
CTLLS. DBS Registered.
Making or Puppeteering
Over 200 Workshops
have been delivered so
far to a variety of age
ranges including KS2/3/4
FE HE and Adults.
2/ Sock Puppet
using our varied
4/ Combination of
the above with or
Up to 60 students per Workshop
with mostly one
Workshop in the
morning and one
in the afternoon and in any combination of Puppet Making and
Dinosaurs of China
with Puppet Dinosaur.
at The Green Man Festival
At Puppet Festivals
- Theatre - Parades
Images from The Buxton
Puppet Festival and Morocco
Shore to Shore Festival.
A Children's Puppet Play
for Puppet Festivals.
the picture below for
all the information
Puppetry Lectures and
|At the QUAD,
Derby Film Festival
2014 delivering a Puppetry
for the Screen Masterclass.
Introducing Little Shop of
Horrors and catching up with
The Storyteller, Actor Sir
you ever wondered how to
bring Puppets to life?
Click the above picture to
see a Puppetry for the
Made for the Kids BAFTA
Schools, Youth Groups
configurations with TV
and Film clips.
to MA in English,
Arts, Fashion, Art and
Design. Film and Media
Duration's from 30 minutes
to 1 hr 40 minutes. More
either our Puppets
or their own.
Adult TV Puppetry Workshops
from 1993 to 2008
Puppetry Workshops and Talks
advance the understanding of the
Art of Puppetry.
available Puppet Making Workshops include
Ocean Life and other Art and Craft Workshops
which have pages created for them with some
useful info and resources.
Myleene Klass worked with Marcus as a Guest on
Series II of Citv's Bookaboo
"I have never actually seen how puppetry is
carried out for 'on
screen', its unreal. The puppeteer literally has
to be a
contortionist, a mind reader and have a good sense
of timing (lying
on the floor looking at a screen/monitor whilst
improvising and coordinating himself and the
puppet is no mean feat.)
Really enjoyed it." Thank you Myleene Klass
2015 Haydn Primary
Long term collaborator, Teacher Mary Chambers
of Haydn Primary writes.
We (governors and
staff) are committed to developing a learning
environment where everyone can create, experiment,
invent, perform, think, explore and investigate
for themselves. We work hard to ensure children
receive their entitlement to a range of high
quality experiences in all arts subjects. We
believe a rich, diverse and creative curriculum
can help raise attainment and accelerate learning
by boosting a child’s confidence and self-esteem.
Our mission statement says that success is
celebrated when children are encouraged to explore
seek to work with professional artists and arts
organisations through visits, workshops and
performances in school. Working with professionals
eg visual artists, film makers, actors, musicians
and dancers, has further convinced us that there
is no better way for the children and staff to
achieve real learning experiences than alongside
enthusiastic experts. Specialists inspire and
motivate both the children and adults to learn and
celebrate newly learnt skills and discover
talents; we embrace both the process and the
outcome. The arts therefore permeate everything we
do; the use of visual literacy and digital media
has further developed our provision.
The school has
established really positive links with artists and
organisations including Puppet Maker, Puppeteer
and film maker, Marcus Clarke.
Galley Hill Primary
Marcus Clarke, from Hands Up Puppets, spent
two weeks at our school working with every single
child from Nursery to Year 6. He carried out Puppet
Making and Puppeteering Workshops with each of our
The children (and staff!) loved hearing about
career including working with Jim Henson, made the
most extraordinary sock
puppets and improved their Speaking and Listening
collaboratively to create films using the puppets
they had created. The children were motivated and
excited to use the cameras that Marcus had set up
around the room and enjoyed seeing themselves on the
attached monitors that
certainly helped them to evaluate and improve their
performance. The resources that Marcus provided for
the children to assemble their puppets from ensured
that each puppet was imaginative, unique and
completed to a high quality. The excitement of the
puppet workshops created a real buzz throughout the
school community and everybody was talking about
what a fantastic experience it
was for the children. Thank you Marcus!
EMILY BIRCH, Galley Hill Primary and Nursery, Hemel
Thank you for your support. Your workshop
proved to be a great success, students and teachers
really enjoyed the simple but effective puppet
making. Thank you for constructing a session
to fit in with our timetable, it was perfect for
what we wanted, thank you.
CLARE HARVELL, Bishopshalt School
Royal Lane, Uxbridge
St Christopher CE Primary School, Oxford.
Cameras, screens, puppets, sixty very excited six
year olds; a recipe for disaster you might think but
what an amazing day.
It is rare that someone can talk to the children for
45 minutes without them becoming restless; they were
It was lovely to see all the different types of
puppet and watch them being controlled by an
experienced puppeteer. I loved the way that whenever
Marcus was talking, so was his hand!
Learning how to manipulate the puppets was really
interesting and many of the children were fascinated
by how the various puppets worked.
The groups really enjoyed the opportunity to
rehearse their ideas and see themselves on screen.
Some of them just wanted to spend the whole day in
front of the camera!
Thank you so much for a marvellous experience and I
hope we can repeat it next year.
Mrs F Clayton
Bablake School, Coventry
'We were really impressed by the workshops that
Marcus delivered at our
school. Marcus is full of enthusiasm for his craft
and was able to
inspire the children to produce some amazing sock
puppets. As well as
the making activity, the children were also treated
to some tricks of
the trade and as a result, were able to make their
puppets come to life.
A truly memorable day!'