Marionette Making Workshop in the
Republic of Georgia
As part of our goal to connect with people who are making an impact around the world, during the summer of 2012, the CREO team had the honor of traveling to the Republic of Georgia and taking a marionette making class from the talented artist and puppeteer Olga Kupunitt.
Olga was born in Estonia and studied fine arts at the Moscow Textile Academia in Russia. She now works in the State Puppet Theater of Georgia as a set and puppet designer. Olga is also part of a group of women who love to make marionettes from natural materials and put on shows for the children in the small puppet theater of the Waldorf School in Tbilisi.
The CREO team met Olga through her Etsy
shop, and we feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend time with her and the other Georgian women in class learning the intricate art of marionette making.
We are grateful to have been able to experience the welcoming Georgian culture, the striking beauty of the country and its nature, and the exciting challenge of putting on a puppet show in three languages simultaneously – Georgian, Russian, and English. To learn more about Olga and her puppets, visit her Etsy shop
Read more about our CREO Community Volunteer Trips:
- Summer 2010 - Sri Lanka
- Summer 2011 - Nepal