Sock Puppet Workshop with Sophie Shiff + Mike Ginn
You can learn to make different kinds of puppets in a 6 week workshop series September – October and bring your puppet show to life at the SHOW OF HANDS Puppet Festival!
Join us as we turn some socks into friends—by bringing them to life as sock puppets! In this workshop, we will design and create sock puppets, and experiment with ways to perform them!
(Socks provided but feel free to also bring some socks of your own to revive, as long as they don’t smell!)
Sophie Shiff is an artist and educator based in Covington, KY. Sophie fell in love with puppetry in 2019 and has been making puppets and writing shows ever since! outside of art, you can often find Sophie riding bikes, doing advocacy work, or spending time with their backyard chickens. sophie-shiff.com
Mike Ginn is an explorative artist who works with a wide range of materials. Inspired by pop culture and worldly questions Mike creates detailed collages, comedic marker illustrations and stars in live drag performances. Mike utilizes saturated colors and strong linework to create dynamic artworks that encourage the viewer to study the scenes in front of them and find the cleverly hidden details within the piece. Since arriving at V+V in 2021 Mike has shown his work at DSGN CLLCTV, V+V Northside gallery, has participated in three drag performances and has become a V+V Teaching Artists. “I let the art guide me, I don’t guide the art.” – Mike describing his process