INSIDE THE PUPPET BUILDER'S WORKSHOP

Join a FREE live online event that will show you how to start creating wooden puppets.

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Give voice to the stories you want to tell.

Enrich yourself and those around you through the magical power of puppets.

Every type of artistic expression can fall under the umbrella of puppetry. From illustration to sculpting to carving to textile to painting to performing to storytelling to creative writing, and the list goes on…


Start working with wood, infuse it with your stories, and, out of a piece of wood, characters will start to emerge. Characters that people are drawn to and want to interact with.

The world needs more puppets and people who bring them to life

You might have fond memories of puppets from your childhood. Maybe you’ve created your own puppets, using various techniques. Or you might be exploring artistic and creative passions and love art that tells a story.


Puppets are a magical tool that can change the world. You can use them to connect, educate, heal, and communicate beyond the language barrier.


Now you have the chance to join the fun of creating magic by bringing puppets to life. And making a difference in someone’s life.


Join us for the free online workshop where you will spend some quality time with one of the Puppetry’s most prolific designers and performers, Bernd Ogrodnik, in the intimate setting of his workshop sanctuary.

One of the world's most prolific puppet builders and performers shows you how to start making wooden puppets just like he does

Hi, I’m Bernd!

After over 35 years of working as a highly-successful Puppeteer, I know that puppets are a powerful tool to entertain, educate, inspire, and heal.

You might know me from the famed Marionette movie epic “Strings” or have seen my performances on our stage at the National Theater of Iceland or somewhere around the far corners of the world.

However, I am also a husband, father, and grandfather, an active black belt in Karate, a passionate musician, a scuba diver, a horse aficionado, and a gardener. All this strongly impacts my art and feeds my passion for life.

I have discovered the way of the puppet as my way of serving this world and making it a better place.

There are no shortcuts to mastery. I have taught in universities, theaters, and festivals all around the world, and discovered that all too often, students lack the basic building blocks needed to continuously and successfully grow on their journey.

Even professional puppeteers need to constantly deepen their knowledge and understanding of the construction and functionality of their puppets.

Over the years, I have developed many highly functional techniques. In this free online workshop, I will teach you in a fun and efficient way the basic skills and a deeper understanding necessary for your ongoing successful journey into puppetry.


I would be honored to accompany and guide you on this rewarding journey.

One of the world's most prolific puppet builders and performers shows you how to start making wooden puppets just like he does

Hi, I’m Bernd! After over 35 years of working as a highly-successful Puppeteer, I know that puppets are a powerful tool to entertain, educate, inspire, and heal.


You might know me from the famed Marionette movie epic “Strings”, seen my performances on our stage at the National Theater of Iceland or somewhere around the far corners of the world.


However, I am also a husband, father, grandfather, active black belt in Karate, passionate musician, scuba diver, horse aficionado, and gardener. All this strongly impacts my art and feeds my passion for life.


I have discovered the way of the puppet as my way of serving this world and making it a better place.

There are no shortcuts to mastery. I have taught in universities, theaters, and festivals all around the world, and discovered that all too often, students lack the basic building blocks needed to continuously and successfully grow on their journey.


Even professional puppeteers need to constantly deepen their knowledge and understanding of the construction and functionality of their puppets.


Over the years, I have developed many highly functional techniques. In this free online workshop, I will teach you in a fun and efficient way the basic skills and a deeper understanding necessary for your ongoing successful journey into puppetry.


I would be honored to accompany and guide you on this rewarding journey.

FREE LIVE ONLINE EVENT


Inside the Puppet Builder's Workshop


Rekindle your imagination and creativity in this magical workshop, filled with wood, tools, puppets, and the unexpected.

You don’t need any tools and materials for this event. Just bring a pen, paper, and beverage of your choice.

This is how participants of our previous free classes were inspired:

This is how participants of our previous free classes were inspired:

After 1.5 hours you will have a basic understanding of wood, tools, and carving techniques for your first wooden puppet

You will hear Bernd's unique approach to puppetry and why he promotes the art of the wooden puppet.

You will also find out:

  • What are the three key elements of a successful puppeteer (as Bernd calls it “the ABCs of a performing puppeteer”)
  • What are the basic tools you need to get started (hint: some of them you might already have at home)
  • How to make a “Kitchen Table Work-Bench” – using only some very basic and easily available tools and materials. Bernd will go through all of the steps and give you exact measurements. You’ll be able to start carving your first puppet at home, even if you have no workshop.
  • What basic things you should know about woodworking
  • Different types of puppets so you can decide which you want to start making
  • How you can continue the journey into the puppet realm with Bernd’s support in the upcoming Puppet Mastery Foundation Course
  • Answers to your questions during the Q&A session at the end of the event

This is a free event. After clicking the button, the sign-up form will pop up.

After 1.5 hours you will have a basic understanding of wood, tools, and carving techniques for your first wooden puppet

You will hear Bernd's unique approach to puppetry and why he promotes the art of the wooden puppet.

You will also find out:

  • What are the three key elements of a successful puppeteer (as Bernd calls it “the ABCs of a performing puppeteer”)
  • What are the basic tools you need to get started (hint: some of them you might already have at home)
  • How to make a “Kitchen Table Work-Bench” – using only some very basic and easily available tools and materials. Bernd will go through all of the steps and give you exact measurements. You’ll be able to start carving your first puppet at home, even if you have no workshop.
  • What basic things you should know about woodworking
  • Different types of puppets so you can decide which you want to start making
  • How you can continue the journey into the puppet realm with Bernd’s support in the upcoming Puppet Mastery Foundation Course
  • Answers to your questions during the Q&A session at the end of the event

This is a free event. After clicking the button, the sign-up form will pop up.

Excitement shared by the participants of free classes:

Excitement shared by the participants of free classes:

Puppet made by Yael Kandelman who started our courses as a novice in woodworking.

You don't need to have woodworking experience to start creating your own wooden puppets

You’ll launch into a new journey of creating handmade puppets, even if you have zero knowledge about wood carving. You don’t need any materials or supplies for the event. All you need is a pen and paper.


AND if you’re experienced with wood carving – start filling a notebook with your new inspirations because you’ll gain valuable insights from Bernd’s illustrious career spanning over 35 years.

You don't need to have woodworking experience to start creating your own wooden puppets

You’ll launch into a new journey of creating handmade puppets, even if you have zero knowledge about wood carving. You don’t need any materials or supplies for the event. All you need is a pen and paper.


AND if you’re experienced with wood carving – start filling a notebook with your new inspirations because you’ll gain valuable insights from Bernd’s illustrious career spanning over 35 years.

Puppet made by Yael Kandelman who started our courses as a novice in woodworking.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the event start?

There is no date for the next course yet. If you sign up for the waiting list, we will send you a message and you will have the opportunity to register as soon as possible.

Where does the event take place?

This is an online live event. You don’t need to install or download any apps. You can join us on your desktop or mobile phone. You will get a link to join before the event starts.

What happens after I sign up?

You will receive a confirmation email once you register for the event. If you can’t see the email make sure to check your spam inbox.

How much does it cost?

This is a free course ❤️

How long is the event?

Prepare to spend 90 minutes (plus Q&A time) of quality time with Bernd in the intimate setting of his workshop sanctuary.

Do I need any tools to participate?

Great question! You don't need any materials. All you need is: paper/notebook, something to write with, and a drink of your choice! 🙂

If you have any other questions concerning this free event offer, please send us an email at info@worldsofpuppets.com and we will answer as quickly as possible.

Ready to discover

how to start creating

wooden puppets?

Ready to discover

how to start creating

wooden puppets?