Puppet masters

Puppetry design course fall 2021
Puppetry design course fall 2021

At the end of this semester, students in Afsaneh Aayani-Santos’ course on puppetry design — a brand-new offering in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts — will have created their own fully original and fully articulated puppets. On Sept. 8, their characters were just beginning to come to life as students sculpted heads that will eventually be covered with papier-mâché and paint. (Photos by Katharine Shilcutt)

Sketch of a bird