Artem Case Studies

The Big Kick Off WRG Events

Artem was approached by WRG Events to create eleven 3-metre high, cartoon-style puppets for a festival celebrating the opening of the new Hazza bin Zayed stadium in Al Ain - with parades and family festivities, the giant puppets stole the show.

It took just three weeks for Artem’s team of fabricators, engineers and painters to build all eleven characters. Artem was provided with original concept drawings for a family of five, as well as five animals and a football! We then set to work, transforming artwork into models with the aid of our on-site 3D printer.

The 3D designs were then cut to scale in polystyrene using Artem’s in-house KUKA robot arm. The team then created patterns from these for the final models, while engineers constructed the puppets’ skeletons together with the harnesses for the actors.

The final stage was to bring the characters to life. The painters got to work, using vibrant splashes of colour, while the family’s outfits were fashioned by Artem’s fabricators. The finishing touches gave each puppet its individual character before their début on the 23rd - 25th January in Al Ain. 

  • Live Events
  • Product Launches
  • Animation & Puppets
  • Special Costume
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