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Puppets in Prague immersion trip: November 17-26
Sam North '23 taking in new carving techniques.
Mirek Trejtnar explains the importance of rounding the edges to turn the puppet from a block of wood into piece of art.
K'tren Wilson '24 works diligently on the hands of his marionette.
Mirek Trejtnar walks students through the variety in chisel shapes.
William Rolfson '23 (left), Logan Weilbaker '25 (middle, and Max Kercheval '23 (right) in the beginning stages of the puppet making process.
Jonathan Gonzalez ’24 (right) and Jakob Faber '23 (right) settle into their workstations.
Professor Bear reveals some tricks she's learned to Aj Miller '23.
Sam North '23 pensively working.
Aj Miller '23 outlines his puppet's head using transfer paper.
Some of Mirek Trejtnar's toy pieces lay on on shelves inside of his workshop.
Zdar Šorm, master carver, laughs with Max Kercheval '23 over the struggles found in carving.
Crates full of puppet heads, legs, and feet are used as examples for students.
Mirek Trejtnar sharpens his bandsaw blade.
A model displays the evolution of carving a puppet boot.
Logan Weilbaker '25 woks on the defining his puppet's fingers.
Todd Handlogten carves a moustache; a trophy for the last person to cut themselves.
A closer look at a few of Mirek Trejtnar's marionette.
Mirek Trejtnar cautions students of carving towards themselves.
Jonathan Gonzalez ’24 (left) and Logan Weilbaker '25 (right) hone in on their marionettes.
Mirek Trejtnar demonstrates the differences in puppet arms.
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