BabsonARTS Workshops

Workshops

BabsonARTS workshops provide opportunities to explore creativity and develop practical skills. Workshops will be primarily in-person and open only to Babson students, faculty, and staff approved to be on campus. 

Resin Casting

Resin Casting
Saturday, September 18, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (EST)
2D/3D Studio (Trim 215)

FREE with Registration

Resin casting is an exciting and fun craft that allows you to embed or encase almost any object in a clear epoxy, creating a one-of-a-kind object from jewelry to coasters to mementos.   All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.  Participants are encouraged to bring small items to add to personalize their pieces. 

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DLUX Puppets Residency Event 
Puppetry Performance Workshop: Hand and Rod
Wednesday, October 20, 5:30 P.M. (EST)
Sorenson Black Box

Limit 40 participants with priority for Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students.
FREE with Registration

In this ninety-minute workshop, participants will learn and practice the fundamental skills involved in “hand and rod” style puppetry. From starting with the basic anatomy of a moving mouth puppet to performing a series of exercises, participants will leave knowing the basics of what it takes to make a puppet come to life.

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DLUX Puppets Residency Event 
Puppetry Performance Workshop: Banraku
Thursday, October 21, 5:30 P.M. (EST)
Sorenson Black Box

Limit 12 participants with priority for Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students.
FREE with Registration

The focus of this follow up puppetry performance workshop is on Banraku, a traditional style of puppetry.  This style requires three performers to operate one puppet.  Working as a group the ensemble must be aware of each other and communicate by nonverbal means to bring this puppet to life.  This workshop is more sophisticated in nature with a smaller group and is perfect for team building and deepening ensemble work in theater and beyond.

DLUX Puppets is a Las Vegas based production company that specializes in puppetry and puppetry related services for Film, Television, Music Videos, Advertising, and Theatre from creating custom puppets, to producing digital content, to performing innovative multimedia stage shows.  Founder and Artistic Director Derek Lux is an award-winning puppet designer, puppet builder, puppeteer, singer, and actor.  He has built puppets for television, music videos, short films, and theater.  Lauren Lux is the Education Director and Co-founder of DLUX Puppets.  With a degree in Theater and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley, Lauren has an extensive background in the performing arts working as a professional actress, singer, and voice over artist.   Artists’ Website:  https://www.dluxpuppets.com/

During their four-day residency DLUX Puppets will be visiting classes, hosting workshops, and performing.  For information on other offerings during the residency, go to https://www.babson.edu/student-life/babsonarts/theater/ and https://www.babson.edu/student-life/babsonarts/conversations-and-speakers/

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Derek Lux – Derek is an award-winning puppet designer, puppet builder, puppeteer, singer, and actor.  He’s designed and bult puppets for television, music videos, short films, and theater.  Derek received the Los Angeles Stage Alliance 2013 Ovation Honor Award (for Puppet Design) for his work in Shrek the Musical.  In 2016, he played the title role in a reimagined workshop of Sweeney Todd at the famous O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut as part of the National Puppetry Conference.  As a puppeteer, he has worked with educational companies Class Dojo and World Scientists.  For a combined 6 years, Derek was onstage in the principle cast of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, the longest running musical revue in history.  Derek is Founder and Artistic Director for DLUX Puppets.

Lauren Lux – Lauren is the Education Director and Co-founder of DLUX Puppets.  She has been a classroom teacher of the year nominee.  She is a certified Mindfulness educator, a Positive Discipline in the Classroom Trainer, and has her Masters in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction.  With a degree in Theater and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley, Lauren has an extensive background in the performing arts working as a professional actress, singer, and voice over artist.

www.dluxpuppets.com
Facebook @dluxpuppets; Instagram @dluxpuppets; YouTube DLUX Puppets

During their four-day residency DLUX Puppets will be visiting classes, hosting workshops, and performing.  For information on other offerings during the residency, go to https://www.babson.edu/student-life/babsonarts/theater/ and https://www.babson.edu/student-life/babsonarts/conversations-and-speakers/

Ceramics Glazing


Ceramics Glazing
Tuesday, November 9, 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. (EST) 
Ceramics Studio (Trim 221)

FREE with Registration

Come learn about Babson’s very own Ceramics Studio by glazing your own ready to fire pottery piece.  Pieces will be fired after the workshop and available for pick up the following week.  All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.