A Week in a Puppet Builder’s Workshop

- Gateway to Your Artistic Breakthrough

Free online course that shows you how to get started carving wooden Puppets

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

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

Even if you have zero knowledge about wood carving, you’ll launch on a new journey of creating handmade puppets. Even if you have no materials or supplies right now. All you need is a pen and paper.

AND if you’re experienced with wood carving– start filling a notebook with your new inspirations.

Spend a week with one of the world’s most prolific puppet builders and performers – Bernd Ogrodnik, in his magical workshop

Bernd will teach you in a fun and efficient way, the basic skills, and a deeper understanding, necessary for your ongoing successful journey into puppetry.

Even if you have zero knowledge about wood carving, you’ll launch on a new journey of creating handmade puppets. Even if you have no materials or supplies right now. All you need is a pen and paper.

AND if you’re experienced with wood carving– start filling a notebook with your new inspirations.

Spend a week with one of the world’s most prolific puppet builders and performers – Bernd Ogrodnik, in his magical workshop

Bernd will teach you in a fun and efficient way, the basic skills, and a deeper understanding, necessary for your ongoing successful journey into puppetry.

In these FREE four online classes, you will receive concrete instructions on how to make puppets come alive in your hands

All you need is a pen and paper. When you join, you’ll learn:

17th of January, 1 PM EST/EDT: Discover the power of the Puppet as your medium – a journey of the heart

19th of January, 1 PM EST/EDT: Working with natural materials in a synthetic world – the wonders of wood

21st of January, 1 PM EST/EDT: Puppetry as a unique gateway of artistic expression – a gallery of possibilities

22nd of January, 9 AM EST/EDT: What lies ahead of you – hands-on instructions and implementation of all the gifts of this week

➡️ Plus you’ll get access to the Facebook group to meet and connect with other participants of this course.

“I really enjoyed the course. The learning experience is flawless. Bernd is a wonderful teacher with great knowledge and wisdom, who knows exactly how to bring the subject across. I will definitely be part of the next course. An experience that I don’t want to miss.”

Daniel Ruf, Graphic Designer and Puppeteer

“This course is an absolute must to start and learn about puppetry. Both for absolute beginners and experienced carvers.”

Mariella, Costume designer and Teacher

You’re able to do more than you believe you can

If you’re craving deeper inspiration, advancements, and mastery as an artist, 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 will share his personal approach to puppetry and why he promotes the art of the wooden puppet. And you will receive concrete instructions on how to get started and keep honing your craft.

Handpuppet created by course participant Anna-Maria Lawrie

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 carving and 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 start seeing yourself as a storyteller.
  • You are a parent or work with children, adults, or senior citizens
    Discover a magical new way for your kids and students to work with their hands.

Handpuppet created by course participant Anna-Maria Lawrie

You’re able to do more than you believe you can

If you’re craving deeper inspiration, advancements, and mastery as an artist, 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 will share his personal approach to puppetry and why he promotes the art of the wooden puppet. And you will receive concrete instructions on how to get started and keep honing your craft.

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 carving and 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 start seeing yourself as a storyteller.
  • You are a parent or work with children, adults, or senior citizens
    Discover a magical new way for your kids and students to work with their hands.

What former participants of the course say:

“A great course, for both beginners and advanced, Bernd gives you such a positive and beautiful view of the world of puppetry. I was getting acquainted with puppetry for the first time and I learned a lot in this course.”

Hrefna Aradóttir

“Wonderful experience. Learn something new and valuable in easy steps and stages and have fun doing it.”

Carol Douglas, Teacher

“This course is a wonderful introduction not only to carving but to the idea of true mastery. Clear, concise instruction by the knowledgeable, patient, and kind Bernd Ogrodnik.”

Ursula Marcum, Co-Artistic Director

“Besides being an experienced craftsman and puppet builder/puppeteer, Bernd is a great person and a dedicated teacher to the subject and his students. You never want to miss class.”

Monika, Social Worker

Hi, I’m Bernd, and after 35+ years of working as a highly-successful Puppeteer, I know that puppets are a powerful tool, not only to entertain, but also to 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 has a strong impact on 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.

The thing is – 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 that I will share now in these online classes available for everyone. 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.

If you have any questions concerning this course offer, please send me an email at info@worldsofpuppets.com and I will answer as quickly as possible.

Hi, I’m Bernd, and after 35+ years of working as a highly-successful Puppeteer, I know that puppets are a powerful tool, not only to entertain, but also to 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 has a strong impact on 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.

The thing is – 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 that I will share now in these online classes available for everyone. 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.

If you have any questions concerning this course offer, please send me an email at info@worldsofpuppets.com and I will answer as quickly as possible.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start?

The first session of “A Week in a Puppet Builder’s Workshop“, starts on January 17th, 2022, at 1 PM EST/EDT

which means it is:
at 1 PM Boston
at 6 PM London,
at 7 PM Central Europe,
at 2 AM Singapore.


(Please make sure to check your time zone, you can use this time converter: https://dateful.com/time-zone-converter)

Where does the course take place?

This is an online course. You don’t need to install or download any apps. You can join us on your desktop or mobile phone. Once you will 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 ❤️

How long are the classes?

Prepare to spend 1-2 hours of quality time with Bernd in the intimate setting of his workshop sanctuary.

At what time do classes start?

There are four classes. The courses take place at:

Monday, 17th of January at 1 PM EST/EDT
Wednesday, 19th of January at 1 PM EST/EDT
Friday, 21st of January at 1 PM EST/EDT
Saturday, 22nd of January at 9 AM EST/EDT

(Please make sure to check your time zone, you can use this time converter: https://dateful.com/time-zone-converter)

Do I need any tools to participate?

Great question. You do not need any materials right away. All you need is a paper/notebook and something to write with! 🙂

Discover with me the joy of PUPPET MASTERY in this free online course

Discover with me the joy of PUPPET MASTERY in this free online course