Shelley King is the owner and chief executive puppeteer of Puppeteria (www,puppeteria.ca). She uses the magic of puppets as a workshop facilitator, entertainer, artist, social change agent, and arts educator. Over the past two decades, Shelley has used her playful and interactive approach to teach and entertain thousands of people of all ages and abilities.
Shelley brings together her training in social work, family supports, developmental services, puppetry, clowning and expressive arts to create a unique blend of workshop experiences custom-designed for each group. Her creative presentations have been enjoyed at conferences, children’s camps, women’s retreats, elementary and secondary schools, colleges, not-for-profit organizations, hospices, seniors residences, and health care facilities. In 2018, Puppeteria’s workshops and courses will be available on-line so care-givers, social workers and educators can tap into the power of puppets to better serve their clients!
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Puppeteria is excited to introduce “Puppet Rx” for care-givers and family members of people living in a Long Term Care Home, Palliative Care or requiring around-the-clock support. This self-paced, online course contains 2 modules of creative and effective fun and learning, to move you from feelings of frustration, worry, guilt, and helplessness; to joy, reduced stress and greater connection.
Each module is offered in an on-line video format with activities designed to build positive relationships, reduce stress, and to tap into the creative and playful outlet of puppetry to help bring balance and new meaning to your life and the life of your loved one or client.