VIEW for the Holidays:
The Gift of Creativity and Mental Wellness
ONLINE Mask – Puppet maker – workshops
Sign up for our VIEW program online through December AND January; foster your imagination and build friendships.
VIEW is an award-winning puppet infused program that promotes awareness and discussion about mental wellness. Especially important at this year when so many are feeling the effects of isolation, VIEW will bring together community and family to (self) reflect, tell stories and create, exhibit and perform beautiful art.
**Ideal as a gift for yourself and/or a friend(s)**
Online via Zoom
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM (MST)
Dates: December 15, 17, 22, 29, 2020 AND January 5, 7, 12, 14, 2021
Cost $232 CAN per person for the full 8 sessions
The cost includes some materials which will be mailed in advance.
NOTE: if you are out of Canada please let us know and we’ll make other arrangements.
Remaining materials list and course handouts will also be sent out ahead of time
This online workshop is suitable for ages 17+
We are committed to a policy of diversity, inclusion, and equity. We welcome persons of any race, creed, colour, age, sex, religion, or national origin to be part of our organization and programs.
Bursaries are available: We strive to make our programs accessible. Apply here.
More about VIEW from the Inside
The VIEW project has four components providing a unique and innovative approach to puppet making:
- “Public Me,” where participants create the outside of the mask through exploring trust, team building, how they present themselves to others, and perceive how others see them;
- “Private Me” represents participants’ inner selves; they collect images, ephemera and other objects to fill the inside of their masks;
- “Connected to Me” represents relationships with their community and their own personal history. Here participants attach objects to their mask that symbolize these outside connections; and
- “Presenting Me” focusses on mask-puppet manipulation and sharing the above stories or artistic statements.
- With participants consent, photos and videos that are created in the program will be complied into a final online art show and screening in Spring 2021.
Allan Rosales, MA in Art Therapy, has over 10 years of clinical experience. Allan has facilitated art therapy programs for suicidal youth; adults with disabilities; women and children escaping domestic violence; and adults affected by cancer. Currently, he consults independently in Calgary, is a practicing professional artist, yoga teacher, an instructor at Mount Royal University and VIEW Program facilitator.
Barb English, BED, BA in International Relations from UBC. Barb recently retired from the Calgary Board of Education, spent her career supporting students with complex social/emotional learning needs and is passionate about inclusive education, trauma informed practice, and using art as a medium to support mental health and wellness
Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, BFA, is Artistic Director/Founder of WP Puppet Theatre. She has over 20 years of classroom experience and received the Puppeteers of America Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin Award for Education in 2016. Wendy is principle creator/performer of WPTS productions and a visual artist.
Past participants said:
“I want someone to look at my mask and see that it is powerful… It is a metaphor for how I see myself now… What it has done for me is a lot of healing.” —Donna
“Everything was special, the whole thing. It made you accept yourself, all sides… love yourself.” —Syrian Refugee Youth
“Art has the ability to heal and transform. Art has the ability to soothe your soul… The process of doing the mask and evaluating who am I, helped get back in touch with who I lost.” —Eli