How can I learn more about making puppets? How can I learn more about animatronics? How can I become a puppeteer?
There are not internships offered from Jim Henson's Creature Shop™ or The Jim Henson Company's Puppet Workshop in puppeteering, puppet building, or animatronics. Please visit the "Internships" link of our "Employment" section for more information on U.S. internships.
The requirements for working in our Puppet Workshop, Jim Henson's Creature Shop™ or as a performer mostly consist of a good deal of experience. If you have a resume and a portfolio showing the body of your work and would like it to be considered, please visit the "Creature Shop" link of our "Employment" section for more information.
However, there are many ways to make your own puppets and many resources available to learn how. We can certainly recommend some books to get you started:
- The Muppets Make Puppets by Cheryl Henson & The Muppet Workshop, published by Workman Publishing
- The Muppets Big Book of Crafts by The Muppet Workshop with Stephanie St. Pierre, published by Workman Publishing
- Puppet Mania: The World's Most Incredible Puppet Making Book Ever by John E. Kennedy, published by North Light Books, 2004
There is also a great deal of information on the web that might help you prepare for a career in puppetry or creature design. Here's a start:
** Please note, these are suggestions only, and do not constitute any kind of an endorsement by The Jim Henson Company. **
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