Foam Rubber Puppet Construction and Character Creation

(2 customer reviews)


Learn to build a professional, camera-ready puppet for TV, film, and theater. From head to shows, this puppet making online course will cover everything to make an amazing professional puppet. Barry Gordemer is known for his amazing puppets that are also used by ventriloquists. In dept puppet course for you!

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In-Depth Instructions

Available on Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

What You Will Learn

Day 01:

  • Artistic Character puppet prime material
  • Types of foam and end result
  • Creating the foam rubber skull
  • Sculpting cheeks
  • Preparing for eyes
  • Covering the foam
  • Advanced mouth palate
  • Hand mechanism

Day 02:

  • Creating facial features
  • Adding eyes
  • Carving a nose
  • Creating wrinkles
  • Ears

Day 03:

  • Shading
  • Scultping and adding hair
  • Creating the body
  • Neck
  • Creating movable hands
  • Creating legs, feet and knees
  • Basic Costuming


  • Bonus item: Materials list
  • Bonus item: Patterns
  • Discussing eyes and creating realistic eyes
  • Tips on photography lighting for puppets

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Puppet Construction and Character Creation

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Puppet makers, puppeteers, ventriloquists, doll artists

Main objective:
Learn to build a professional, camera-ready puppet for TV, film, and theater.


Additional information



2 reviews for Foam Rubber Puppet Construction and Character Creation

  1. Donald

    I really loved this class. It sparked a resurgence of puppet making in me and I have made 3 full bodied puppets using the techniques and lessons learned in this course. Barry Gordimer’s tips and detailed but straight forward instructions is amazing.

    Highly recommend this course. I had fun, learned so much and continue to use the tips and instructions presented over a year after taking the course. I liked it so much I got the lessons on DVD too.

  2. Theresa Sendrowski

    I love the YouTube videos on your puppet making style! I have been making puppets for only little over a year and I am always trying to find ideas and ways to perfect my skills. Your videos have been an inspiration to me and keeps me motivated to create better puppets.

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