VIEW for the Holidays:
The Gift of Creativity and Mental Wellness
Mask -Body Puppet maker – workshop course
VIEW for the Holidays is an online Mask-Body Puppet maker-workshop course. Attending this program will not only be fun, but will also allow participants to see themselves from a different perspective.
Engaging in art and exercising creative muscles have been proven to assist individuals in managing their mental wellbeing. Therefore, when we are creative, our minds tend to go into a state of flow, similar to meditation.
VIEW for the Holidays is based on WP Puppet Theatre’s award-winning puppet infused program, VIEW from the Inside. VIEW brings together community and family to (self) reflect, tell stories and create, exhibit and perform beautiful art.
The VIEW project has four unique and innovative components to puppet making:
- “Public Me” – participants create the outside of the mask; they explore trust, team building, how they present themselves, and perceive how others see them.
- “Private Me” – represents participants’ inner selves; they collect images and other objects to fill the inside of the mask.
- “Connected to Me” – represents the participants relationships with their community and personal history. Objects are attached to the mask to symbolize the outside connections.
- “Presenting Me” – focuses on mask-puppet manipulation, and the sharing of stories or artistic statements.
More about VIEW for the Holidays:
Provided Online via Zoom
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Dates: December 15, 17, 22, 29, 2020, and January 5, 7, 12, 14, 2021
Cost $232 per person for the full 8 sessions
The cost includes some materials which will be mailed in advance.
Remaining materials list and course handouts will also be sent out ahead of time. This course is suitable for ages 17+
Please note that no artistic experience is necessary prior to taking this course, and any skill level is welcome. Our facilitators will walk you through everything you need to know!
In addition, we understand that Zoom and online workshops are new for many participants. So, the team will be able to walk you through operating Zoom if needed.
You can register online here
If you do not have an open schedule to attend the course yourself, you can give the gift of creativity and mental wellness to someone else. You can gift this course to a friend or donate to our fundraiser which raises finances towards subsidiaries &/or bursaries for this program.
Donations can be given here
We understand that everyone’s situation is different and so WP Puppet Theatre strives to make our programs accessible to anyone. Therefore, bursaries are available and applications are open.
You can apply for a bursary here
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.