If you've been fascinated by puppet making…

How to start carving wooden puppets

Join the free live online course "A Week in a Puppet Builder's Workshop – Gateway to Your Artistic Breakthrough"

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.

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

If you're craving deeper inspiration, advancements, and mastery as an artist, performer, teacher, or student – you're in the right place.


You see, Puppetry is an umbrella that holds every type of artistic expression. From illustration to sculpting to carving to textile to painting to performing to storytelling to creative writing, and we could go on and on…


This is your opportunity to spend some quality time with one of the Puppetry's most prolific designers and performers in the intimate setting of his workshop sanctuary.


Bernd Ogrodnik will share his personal approach to puppetry and why he promotes the art of the wooden puppet.


You'll receive concrete instructions on how to get started and keep honing your craft.

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 wooden puppets

If you're craving deeper inspiration, advancements, and mastery as an artist, performer, teacher, or student – you’re in the right place.


You see, Puppetry is an umbrella that holds every type of artistic expression. From illustration to sculpting to carving to textile to painting to performing to storytelling to creative writing, and we could go on and on…


This is your opportunity to spend some quality time with one of the Puppetry's most prolific designers and performers in the intimate setting of his workshop sanctuary.


Bernd Ogrodnik will share his personal approach to puppetry and why he promotes the art of the wooden puppet.


You’ll receive concrete instructions on how to get started and keep honing your craft.

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

Fuel your imagination and creativity in these FREE four magical classes, filled with wood, tools, puppets, and the unexpected

Do you have the courage to open your imagination to create a world of unlimited possibilities?

All you need for this workshop is a pen and paper. When you join, you'll learn:

Webinar 1: Discover the power of the Puppet as your medium – a journey of the heart

Webinar 2: Working with natural materials in a synthetic world – the wonders of wood

Webinar 3: Puppetry as a unique gateway of artistic expression – a gallery of possibilities

Webinar 4: What lies ahead of you – hands-on instructions and implementation of all the gifts of this week

PLUS: You'll get access to the pop-up Facebook group opened just for this event, to meet and connect with other participants from all over the world.

➡️ Recordings of each webinar will be available if you can't attend live.

➡️ At the end of this magical event, we'll open the doors to the unique full-year online experience "Academy of the Wooden Puppet" for those who wish to continue this journey, learning from Bernd.

Fuel your imagination and creativity in these FREE four magical classes, filled with wood, tools, puppets, and the unexpected

Do you have the courage to open your imagination to create a world of unlimited possibilities?

All you need for this workshop is a pen and paper. When you join, you'll learn:

Webinar 1: Discover the power of the Puppet as your medium – a journey of the heart

Webinar 2: Working with natural materials in a synthetic world – the wonders of wood

Webinar 3: Puppetry as a unique gateway of artistic expression – a gallery of possibilities

Webinar 4: What lies ahead of you – hands-on instructions and implementation of all the gifts of this week

PLUS: You'll get access to the pop-up Facebook group opened just for this event, to meet and connect with other participants from all over the world.

➡️ Recordings of each webinar will be available if you can't attend live.

➡️ At the end of this magical event, we'll open the doors to the unique full-year online experience "Academy of the Wooden Puppet" for those who wish to continue this journey, learning from Bernd.

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 36 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'm 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've 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've 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've developed many highly functional techniques. In this free online workshop, I'll 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 36 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'm 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've 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've 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've developed many highly functional techniques. In this free online workshop, I'll 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.

Over 12,750 people from all corners of the world have signed up for our free classes

Over 12,750 people from all corners of the world have signed up for our free classes

This is for you if:

You are a complete beginner in puppet making

Learn how to start your journey to Puppet Mastery, even if you have no prior carving experience. You don’t need any tools to participate.

You are more advanced
Expand your skills in puppet making, carving, or woodworking to different kinds of masterpieces. Gain valuable insights into Bernd’s styles and techniques.

You want to explore new ways to express your creativity
Gain confidence in your skills and explore a handmade craft that moves and tells stories.

You are a parent, work with children, adults, or seniors
Discover a magical new way for your kids, students, or proteges to work with their hands.

What Others Say About Us:

"A maneuver of sheer magic"

The Puppetry Journal

"Creative genius, master craftsman, a jewel from Iceland, puppeteer, marionettist – B.O. is a class apart and an Institution in himself."


Habitat Centre, India

"Mr. Ogrodnik is without any doubt among the best puppeteers in the World."


5th Intern. Figurentheater Festival Haydau, Germany

"True Theater magic that leaves no one untouched"


Morgunbladid, Iceland

"One of Puppetry's most impressive talents"


Philadelphia Inquirer, USA

"Bernd Ogrodnik holds the audience in the palms of his hand, thanks to the freshness and truth that his work transmits, clean and concise."


Museu da Marioneta, Lisbon, Portugal

What Others Say About Us:

"A maneuver of sheer magic"

The Puppetry Journal

"Creative genius, master craftsman, a jewel from Iceland, puppeteer, marionettist – B.O. is a class apart and an Institution in himself."


Habitat Centre, India

"Mr. Ogrodnik is without any doubt among the best puppeteers in the World."


5th Intern. Figurentheater Festival Haydau, Germany

"True Theater magic that leaves no one untouched"


Morgunbladid, Iceland

"One of Puppetry's most impressive talents"


Philadelphia Inquirer, USA

"Bernd Ogrodnik holds the audience in the palms of his hand, thanks to the freshness and truth that his work transmits, clean and concise."


Museu da Marioneta, Lisbon, Portugal

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course 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 course take place?

This is an online live course. You don't need to install or download any apps. You can join us on your desktop or mobile phone. Once you register for the course, you'll receive an email with the link and instructions on how to join before the first class starts.

How much does it cost?

This is a free course. ❤️

Do I need to participate in all of the classes?

No, you can join as many classes as you want or can (though you'll have the best experience if you're able to join all of them 🙂).

How long are the classes?

Prepare to spend 1-2 hours 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 right away. All you need is a paper/notebook and something to write with! 🙂



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

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course 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 course take place?

This is an online live course. You don’t need to install or download any apps. You can join us on your desktop or mobile phone. Once you register for the course, you’ll receive an email with the link and instructions on how to join before the first class starts.

How much does it cost?

This is a free course ❤️

Do I need to participate in all of the classes?

No, you can join as many classes as you want or can (though you’ll have the best experience if you’re able to join all of them :))

How long are the classes?

Prepare to spend 1-2 hours 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 right away. All you need is a paper/notebook and something to write with! 🙂



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

Ready to discover the joy of PUPPET MASTERY in this free online course?

Ready to discover the joy of PUPPET MASTERY in this free online course?