Foam Rubber Puppet Construction and Character Creation

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  • Over 10 hours of in-depth instructions
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What you will learn in this puppet making course:


Day 1:

  • 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 2:

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

Day 3:

  • 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

What other Mondo Makers are saying:

Linda Tyler
I have just loved the Puppet making class!

Randall McNair
This Puppetry class with Barry Gordemer is fantastic.

David G. Baker:
 THANK YOU, Curious Mondo, and crew. Thank you Barry. I loved everything about this class.

Randall Wolfshield: Barry, Thanks for the incredible workshop and all the invaluable tips and tricks!

Gwen Franke: Thank You Barry and CM crew I have really enjoyed this class, Barry is a great teacher, his personality has made these 10 hrs fly by, Thank You all for being here!!!

Melissa: This class has been amazing. Thanks Barry and Curious Mondo!

About the course

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!

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.


Character puppet creation sneak peek

Barry Gordemer

About the instructor

Barry Gordemer

Barry Gordemer is an award-winning puppet maker and performer. He's been designing, building & bringing characters to life for film, video and ventriloquism for more than 30 years.

His puppets have been seen on NBC, the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet network, TV commercials and educational videos. In 2000, Barry performed on the album "Dreamosauraus." It received a Grammy nomination for "Best Musical Album for Kids.”

In his spare time, Barry is a veteran writer, producer and editor for NPR's award-winning news magazine, “Morning Edition.”

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