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THE ART OF PUPPETRY IN DEMENTIA CARE - Sydney

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Seymour Centre

City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale NSW 2008

NSW 2008

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Explore puppet making and puppet manipulation with industry experts. A puppet can encourage a story out of a person living with dementia where a human may not. A puppet can go places and cross the void. This class explores the art of puppetry making in the context of dementia care. Build your very own puppet and learn the magic of puppetry to connect with people who are struggling with the day-to-day challenges of dementia.

Learning outcomes:

• Learn and develop puppet-making skills from industry professionals

• Develop your creative communication skills

• Expert coaching in puppetry manipulation

• Understand the power of storytelling

• Understand the use of how puppetry skills increase empathy and communication

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Artists, health care workers

Course facilitators:

Kathy Driscoll

Kathy Driscoll is a performer, puppeteer & teaching artist. Kathy’s performance experience includes improvisational performance and working in collaboration with other art forms. Kathy holds a Master degree of Arts, Dance Research & Reconstruction from the New York City College. Kathy has taught at a number of institutions such as the University of Western Sydney and is currently a “Music and Memory” educator from the Arts Health Institute. Kathy is a “Play Up” artist with the Arts Health Institute, working in aged care facilities around Sydney.

Ella McInnes

Ella McInnes is a Prop, Costume and Puppet Maker in Sydney. In her words, she “makes things to help people tell their stories.” With a background in Graphic Design, then Puppetry and Performance, Ella worked at Erth Visual & Physical Inc. for 8 years. As well as making puppets and props, Ella was involved in performances, workshops and an ongoing creative collaboration program with Studio A (Artists with Disability.) She explains “I witnessed people contributing and experiencing inclusion, sometimes for the first time. It was through these experiences that I came to recognise the creative power of story telling through making and performing.” In 2016 Ella switched to freelance. She worked at Fox Studios as a Prop Maker then as a Special Effects Assistant Technician.

Jean-Paul Bell

Jean-Paul Bell has been described as one of Australia’s greatest “humour-manitarians” believing that humour helps us to understand the orthodox, tolerate the un-pleasant and survive the unbearable. He is the Creative Director of the Arts Health Institute having developed the Play Up Program and overseen the training and support for more than 70 performers nationally.

Jean-Paul co-created the Clown Doctor Program that commenced in 1996, is the author of Laughter is the best medicine and has been the subject of three television documentaries. Jean-Paul’s performing background crosses many disciplines including theatre, cabaret, stand-up comedy, film and television

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