Maggie Winston

>Maggie Winston

Maggie Winston

Theatre, Visual arts

Contact Info

Email address
Resides in
English Montreal

Social Media

Experience working with

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

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

  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Citizenship and Community Life
  • STEAM

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • ArtStarts BC, Vancouver School Board AIR Program, Vancouver Biennale Big Ideas Program

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • No

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
  • Western Quebec - Northern area
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Lanaudiere
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laurentian
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
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 Offered

Through 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 choreography. Therefore, students with various interests and abilities have opportunities to connect with the medium in many ways. A central theme, topic, or question is at the heart of each project. Through exploring and investigating this concept, or 'inquiry-based learning methods', students create a live performance using a specific style of puppetry. Topics are often cross-curricular or focus on a relevant social, political, cultural issue. 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.


Video

https://youtu.be/9MKBq8k4kco
https://youtu.be/f8g3bd6dHWA
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