This is a 2-part workshop on Saturday December 1 + 8th (2-5pm)
Tim Gosley has been puppeteering for almost 40 years. He was Basil Bear on Canadian Sesame Street as well as working on Fraggle Rock and a host of other television shows. He also works with other puppet techniques including shadow puppets and object manipulation.
Skill requirements: Basic hand and machine sewing skills required.
Material requirements: All materials are included for this workshop! You will have a selection of puppet making fabric and foam to use along with thread and other materials and sewing notions. You can make your snowman whatever colour of the rainbow you want.
Equipment requirements: All equipment is provided for this workshop.
Group size: We like to keep our workshops cozy and fun, so attendance is limited to 8 guests.
Tim Gosley is a Canadian puppeteer who is primarily known for his work on numerous Muppet productions. He is originally from Victoria, British Columbia. Gosley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from the University of Alberta and studied puppeteering with Richard Hunt from 1981-1983. He began his career portraying several minor characters on the television program Fraggle Rock from 1983-1987. He then began portraying Basil the polar bear on Sesame Park, the Canadian version of Sesame Street, a role he performed regularly for nine seasons.
In 1984, Gosley was the puppeteer for Homer Honker in the film Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird. His other television and film credits include The Argon Quest, Blizzard Island, Iris the Happy Professor, Basil Hears a Noise, and Caillou. He has also worked as a writer for the animated television series Fix and Foxi.
In 2003, Gosley won a Gemini Award for best preschool puppet performance. He has also presented several shadow puppet performances and has toured with his one-man puppet show version of The Ugly Duckling.
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