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C1 - Rosales & Hussain | The View from the Inside: Using Puppets to Impact Mental Health in Senior and Youth Populations
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Using Puppets, participants of the program create a symbolic portrait of themselves, write and perform a monologue and celebrate their creativity in an art show with invitations to their friends and family. Workshop attendees will learn the following main concepts: program development and adaptation for senior and youth participants; grant funding and future sustainability of the project; collaborating with community agencies for the purposes of program evaluation and outcomes; and next steps and evolution of the project. In addition, workshop attendees will gain an experience of mask-body puppet making.
Allan Rosales has a Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University as well as a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Fine Art with a minor in psychology from the University of Calgary. Allan is currently an instructor at Mount Royal University in the Faculty of Health, Community and Education. He also facilitates art therapy programs with WP Puppet Theatre, the Operational Stress Clinic, Health Upwardly Mobile and Wellspring.
Annie Hussain has a Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University as well as an Honours Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Studio Art with a minor in psychology from the University of Guelph. Annie has over 15 years of experience working with children, adults and seniors in various settings. Her previous work experience encompassed working with women survivors of domestic violence within various women’s shelters and organizations. Currently, she is an art therapy facilitator for WP Puppet Theatre, implementing a mask-making program for youth in schools, as well as facilitating art therapy groups for adults with addictions in an outpatient treatment center.