Online Workshop | Self-Portrait Puppet

Date: Jan 14, 2021

Deadline: Apr 14, 2021 - 7:00 pm

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!

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. The facilitators 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.

Designed for all ages 17 +. No art or performance experience is necessary.

Offered over Zoom - maximum number of participants is 12.

Basic materials and handouts will be mailed out in advance.

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.

 Program Dates: Choose which day works best for you

  • Course A - Monday nights 7:00 - 8:15 February 22 - April 12, 2021
  • Course B - Tuesday nights 7:00 - 8:15 February 23 - April 13, 2021
  • Course C - Wednesday nights 7:00 - 8:15 February 24 - April 14, 2021

$30 per person OR two for $50 plus GST and ticketing fee (Reg $232 – these upcoming sessions are partially funded by the Government of Canada)

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 

Register Here