This past Summer, 2018, I took a summer class at the School of Visual Arts with the goal of the class being to build an original puppet and learn how to animate it. 

I set my aims high and decided I wanted to create an entire set from scratch and finish a spec commercial. Over the span of six classes I was able to build my puppet in class, and my entire set at home. With limited time to shoot I shot one scene setting per class. 

The last photo is a class picture of everyone's puppets with my professor the amazing Aurelio Voltaire. 

Everything was handmade, hand-cut, hand-sewn and all done under a personal budget of less than $200. (aside from puppet materials included in my course at SVA.) Enjoy!