“Puppet Theater” workshop at the Faculty of Fine Arts - Egyptian Russian University

In the context of seeking to deepen the creative and technical experiences of students and provide them with new artistic skills that will help them develop the spirit of creativity, and under the patronage of Professor Dr. Mohamed Orabi, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, a workshop was held for students of the Department of Environmental Design – Scenography Program, entitled “Puppet Theater.”
The workshop was held to revive one of the traditional industries: “Marionette doll making.” To highlight the importance of this industry in our Egyptian identity and heritage, the workshop focused on designing and manufacturing the doll. This is to serve the idea of ​​the doll, who plays a role in conveying and consolidating Egyptian values, and their effects and the ease with which viewers, young and old, can interact with them.
The workshop was moderated by the creative artist/Mohamed Fawzi, assistant doctor at the Academy of Arts, who participated in many international workshops in doll making, and has a lot of practical experience in television, cinema, and advertising works.
During the workshop, the students designed and implemented some marionette dolls using various techniques, including “paper pulp and wood,” transforming the doll from just an idea into a drawn design and then into a tangible object that the students can move. At the end of the workshop, the students expressed their happiness and the extent of benefiting from these practical activities provided by the “Faculty of Fine Arts” at the Egyptian Russian University in various “fields of fine arts.”

“Puppet Theater” workshop at the Faculty of Fine Arts - Egyptian Russian University