Puppet making workshop exploring alternative characters of Christmas.

Learn how to make and fully decorate a ‘jumping jack’ puppet of a festive folkloric character of your choosing.

The workshops last three hours each. All materials provided and no artistic experience necessary.

We will spend a little time in the workshop briefly getting to know characters from different countries, such as Krampus (Austria), The Yule Lads (Iceland), and La Befana (Italy), before making the puppets.

Each workshop is a standalone session – you do not need to attend all three, unless you wish to. We will be making a jumping jack puppet in all three sessions. Each session costs £10.

Refreshments provided.

We regularly run workshops in various locations in the UK, but mainly London.

Our workshops range from instructional sessions covering various artistic mediums, to more abstract adventures (such as the Diagnostic Portrait workshop for Bobby Baker’s Daily Life Ltd), to collaborative group artworks.

Workshops are usually led by multidisciplinary artist, Marie-Louise Plum, although we often work in collaboration with other artists and creative practitioners.

Mental Spaghetti Workshops – click the links below to find out more.

Coming up…

  • Spaghetti School residency at Free Space Gallery, London

Selected past workshops/residencies…

  • Roving Diagnostic Unit for Daily Life Ltd & William Morris Gallery

  • Printmaking, sculpture and alternative drawing at Free Space Gallery

  • Mental Spaghetti Roadshow at Studio 3 Arts

Gallery of images from Mental Spaghetti workshops, see captions for information.