Workshop: Using Puppets & Art Therapy for Mental Health & Quality of Life

Using Puppets and Art Therapy for Mental Health and Quality of Life: The View from the Inside Workshop In conjunction with the Alberta Play Therapy Association Presented by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey (BFA) and Allan Rosales (MA in Art Therapy) Friday 21 September 2018    Red Deer: The Red Deer Museum & Gallery (Stewart Room) Friday 28 September 2018    Lethbridge: Lethbridge University Res Hall … Continue reading Workshop: Using Puppets & Art Therapy for Mental Health & Quality of Life

Join our Board of Directors!

We are taking on a number of exciting strategic initiatives and are looking for enthusiastic and engaged individuals to join our Board of Directors as General Members and in the role of Treasurer! See the power of puppetry to effect positive social change! Spark imagination and creativity in children, helping adults to self-realization and mental … Continue reading Join our Board of Directors!

FUN & FREE Puppet Pop-Up Workshops in September!

For FUN and for FREE (no registration required) we are popping up twice in September!   Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Pride Puppets! Sunday Sept 2, 2018, 12noon-2pm Pride Parade’s Family Zone Prince’s Island Park Family Zone Craft Tent Puppets, like people, come in all shapes and colours – celebrate diversity and make your own puppet that represents your own … Continue reading FUN & FREE Puppet Pop-Up Workshops in September!

Puppets Help Seniors Discover Inner World

“With seniors, it’s about recording their stories, their knowledge and their wisdom, and being able to pass it on.” ARTICLE FROM CALGARY PRIME TIMES BY VICTORIA PATERSON, JUN 22, 2018   A program that helps people create mask-body puppets helps seniors uncover their inner world while learning about mental health. View from the Inside: Courage Journey is a … Continue reading Puppets Help Seniors Discover Inner World

Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Funky Felty Puppets! FREE workshop!

Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Funky Felty Puppets! We are pleased to present out next Puppet Pop-Up Studio in partnership with the Calgary Public Library! Learn some simple wet felting techniques while you make some funky hair for a wooden fork puppet. Add eyes, yarn arms, felt hands, and you have a friend. FREE!  No registration required. … Continue reading Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Funky Felty Puppets! FREE workshop!

Puppetry Helps Kids Learn how to Respect our Rivers!

We were pleased to partner with Oldman Watershed Council at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, in March of 2018, with a Fish Stick puppet workshop.  Participants made some simple puppets and an aquatic habitat complete with clean, clear water and healthy riparian vegetation. Then, they recorded a quick clip using their handcrafted puppets.  This … Continue reading Puppetry Helps Kids Learn how to Respect our Rivers!

Puppet Pop-Up Studio Sat June 16th!

Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Caterpillar to Butterfly Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1pm-3pm Haysboro Community Association 1204 89 Ave SW $15 per person at the door Ages 4+ (children must participate with an adult) Make a glittery caterpillar marionette and then make a beautiful butterfly. Go on a parade! Celebrate summer!  Join guest artist Ali DeRegt from Pape and Taper Productions as … Continue reading Puppet Pop-Up Studio Sat June 16th!

Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers and Childcare Workers

Calling all educators and professionals who work with children and youth!  The Puppet Power 2018: Story Conference presents key learnings and tools vital to professionals in education, healthcare and therapy.  Puppetry is not only an effective learning tool in the classroom but can also be a valuable healing tool.  Come to the whole conference to learn more or get tickets to a workshop … Continue reading Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers and Childcare Workers

Ann Powell & David Powell Presenting at Puppet Power: 2018 Conference!

  We are excited to invite Ann Powell and David Powell as presenters to our upcoming Puppet Power 2018 Conference.  Ann and David founded Puppetmongers (Toronto) in 1974, an internationally recognized leader and innovator in the field of puppetry.  They have created a dozen new plays for both young and general audiences, which have earned them … Continue reading Ann Powell & David Powell Presenting at Puppet Power: 2018 Conference!

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