Elise Timm-Bottos

>Elise Timm-Bottos

Elise Timm-Bottos

Specialities: Puppetry

Contact Info

Email address
Resides in
English Montreal

Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • LOVE Quebec, ART HIVES, ECOL English Community Organization

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • Central Quebec - Quebec City & Environs
  • Central Quebec - Rural/Regional Schools
  • Cree School Board
  • Eastern Shores - Gaspe/Coast
  • Eastern Shores - Lower St. Lawrence
  • Eastern Shores - Magdalen Islands
  • Eastern Townships
  • English Montreal
  • Kativik School Board
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • Littoral - Lower North Shore
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay Valley
  • Riverside
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Lanaudiere
  • Sir WilfridWilfrid Laurier – Laurentian
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval
  • Western Quebec - Northern area
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
Elise Timm-Bottos is a multidisciplinary artist, puppeteer and slam poet. After studying Professional Theatre at Dawson College, she went on to study puppetry at Humber College in Toronto (2013). Since then she has traveled extensively, performing puppetry shows and doing workshops in many places such as Quebec, Toronto,Sicily, New York and Iceland. She has worked with companies, Theatre de la Lucciola and Clay and Paper Theatre and has a focus on sustainability and outdoor performance.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Previous workshops with children and teens have included many different aspects of puppetry and mask work, including script writing, puppet creation, movement and voice/musical exercises. There is often a focus on sustainability, using mostly recycled materials and getting participants to think critically about where the materials come from. There are many types of puppetry to explore: shadow, hand-and-rod, sock, hand, and paper. In one session of two hours, it is best to explore one type of puppetry or mask. For online sessions we will use materials we have on hand, exploring different mediums. We will also do improv with objects as an icebreaker and way to warm up creatively.