VIEW Courage Journey Workshop

Explore your creativity through the art of puppetry.


VIEW from the Inside is an award-winning program that invites you to explore your creativity in a friendly, supportive community. In the 8-week course participants make a self- portrait- based puppet which becomes a nuanced artifact resulting in an amazing legacy project!

Register with a friend for a discount!



The VIEW program is authentic, affirming and fun. The thoughtfully sequenced sessions will walk you through skill building, storytelling, concepts and information and group discussion, while fostering confidence and self-discovery. Facilitators of the program are helpful and will even host open sessions for one-on-one review and special tips and tricks.

We will guide you in the construction of the puppet, using a premade mask form and various art techniques. It represents your ‘public face’, your connections to the world and your memories. Next, we coach you on how to present ‘performative-reflections’ derived from your journaling and other writings. And finally, we visually archive your stories and celebrate it all in a special sharing event.

At this time, we are delivering the program online via computer, enabling geographic, financial and easy access for people across the continent to sign up!

Designed for all ages 17+ No art or performance experience is necessary. The workshop is offered over Zoom – maximum number of participants is 12. Basic materials and handouts will be mailed out in advance.

Program Dates: 

Spring Session:

Tuesday Nights, May 4 – June 22, 2021 at 7:00-8:15pm (MT)

Wednesday Nights, May 5 – June 23, 2021 at 5:00-6:15pm (MT)

Fall Session:

Waitlist is currently available!

Monday Nights, October 4 – November 22, 2021 at 7:00-8:15pm (MT)

Tuesday Nights, October 5 – November 23, 2021 at 5:00-6:15pm (MT)

$30 per person OR two for $50 plus GST and ticketing fee

(Regularly, the registration cost is $232 – these upcoming sessions are partially funded by the Government of Canada)

You will need:
  • A computer or tablet
  • The Zoom Application. We can help you get that set up and provide guidance on using Zoom if needed
  • Ability to attend all the sessions
  • To sign a media release allowing us to photograph and video your puppet


Your fee includes:

  • Basic Materials including mask-form and Handouts
  • Supply list with optional additional materials
  • Invitation to (online) sharing, art show and film screening

Past Participants Have said:

“From the moment the box of art supplies arrived on my doorstep it led me on a journey of confidence to do more art and play”

“Everything was special, the whole thing. It made you accept yourself, all sides… love yourself, plus it was great to meet all the other people in the class”

“The experience brought me joy and poignancy as I (re) discovered aspects of myself… it provided a time capsule of ‘when and where I was at the moment”

Using the power of puppetry to impact social change.