Sound it the vocabulary of nature.

~Pierre Schaffer


with Erik Kuska

As puppetry is such a visual medium, it’s important that we understand and utilize storyboards to help us refine, and evolve our performances.  But what are storyboards? And what if I can’t draw?  Well in 45 minutes I hope to unlock both of those doors for you, so you can apply storyboarding to your creativity toolbox, and immediately start saving you time, and $$.  We’ll cover the basics, and I’ll show a few samples and discuss ways to apply storyboards to your project TODAY.  Puppet artist, director, writer, whoever you are, your stories will thank you.

Skill level: This will be geared toward beginners.  An ‘intro’ class if you will.  Though all would be welcome.

Materials: We will be drawing circles and lines, so have a stack of blank 3×5 index cards, some blank sheets of paper, and Sharpie markers.  (No erasing allowed!).  This will be a Zoom format class so you will also need a basic internet, computer set up, with camera and audio capability.  You may need headphones as that may help with the group audio.


Sat. January 9, 2020, 2pm et/11am pt

Approximately 2 hours

All sessions will take place via Zoom.

About Your Instructor

Erik Kuska lives in Los Angeles and has worked in the animation industry since 1996.  He has storyboarded on many projects, for Fox, WB, Cartoon Network, and HBO Max, including the upcoming Paramount feature film “Rumble” due out in 2021.  When he’s not drawing, he’s puppeteering, and has performed at kids birthday parties, puppet slams, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, the recent Netflix seasons of MST3K. He has attended the last four National Puppetry Festivals, including the O’Neill in 2016 and others.  Check out his stuff:

Not quite what you’re looking for? As we continue to book additional workshops, I’d love to know what you’re curious about. What would you like to learn? The sky’s the limit! Drop me a line!

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

~Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation
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