Maggie Winston - All booked up for the 2020/2021 school year. Get a head start and contact me to book your 2021/2022 ArtistsInspire Grants experience
Specialities: Comedy Improv, Creative writing, Improvisation, Mask-making, Nature-focused art, Outdoor Art-making, Pop-up books, Puppetry, Storytelling
Experience working with
- Early childhood
- Cycle 1 Elementary
- Cycle 2 Elementary
- Cycle 3 Elementary
- Secondary 1 & 2
- Secondary 3 & 4
- Secondary 5
- Senior Citizens
- Adult Learners
I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work
- Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
- Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)
Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire
I have experience working with
- ArtStarts BC, Vancouver School Board AIR Program, Vancouver Biennale Big Ideas Program
I can facilitate virtual creative experiences
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
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Lanaudiere
- 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
Other ELAN ArtEd LinksStories and News:
- Changing the Frame: Adjusting Art Education Practices to the Virtual Classroom
- Puppetry and Play at St. Gabriel Elementary
- Hands-on Puppeteering at Metis Beach School
- Puppets at Coronation Elementary School
- Maggie Winston: Puppetry and Leading Arts Online
- Maggie Winston: What some advantages for students and teachers of facilitating arts online?
- Toy Theatre: What can you tell me about this workshop?
- Toy Theatre: What did you do in this workshop?
- Simple puppets & storytelling: What did you do in this workshop?
I'm a puppeteer, clown, educator, and community engaged artist. Under the name of Lost & Found Puppet Co., I create original performances that explore themes of nature, family, cultural history, spirituality, human relationships to objects, and imagined worlds. I believe that the arts can be infused into any sector of society, providing communities with nuanced ways of exploring complex concepts. Recipient of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award- Emerging Artist in Community Arts (2010).
Creative Approach and Experiences OfferedThrough the medium of puppetry arts, I facilitate transformative creative processes with an emphasis on inclusion and imagination. Puppetry includes all the art forms: theatre, performance, writing/storytelling, visual arts, music, and movement. Therefore, students with various interests/abilities have opportunities to connect with the medium in many ways. Every style from hand puppets, to shadow theatre, to giant puppets, puppetry offers endless possibilities. Teamwork and collaborative decision making are central to the creative process and the final performance. My job is to bring to life the ideas of the students as an equal artistic collaborator. Play and improvisation leads to our visual arts activities.
I teach ONLINE! Yes, in fact, puppetry translates very well to the screen and to engaged online education. Online workshops include physically active hands-on activities that allow students to work at home on projects that are then performed or presented for others online.