​HeartSpace Art Therapy and Expressive Arts 
Wolfville, NS  902-993-0697
Summer Puppet PlayShops
Puppet Making for Children (Ages 8 -12)

Tuesdays, 9:00 to 11:30 am
July 23, 30 and August 6
at HeartSpace Studio

About the PlayShops

The PlayShops will invite children to imagine, create and express as they make puppets and bring them to life. Gentle movement and rhythm making will be included to invite participants to introduce themselves and settle in. 

Week One. Create a sock puppet.
Weeks Two and Three: Craft and paint a papier mâché puppet head and add a simple body. As time allows, create pipe cleaner puppets. 

Participants will have support to introduce their puppets and to create and present dialogues. 

Fees $75 to $120 

The fee includes all supplies and an honorarium for the facilitators. Please pay as you are able. Talk to Mary (facilitator)  if a reduced rate will make it possible for a child to attend.


Supplies include white glue, glue guns, scissors, tempura paint, fabric, yarn, buttons and other items.The facilitators will help participants with supplies as needed.


Children may bring a snack. (Please avoid nuts or other potential allergens). The studio has a sink if children would like to bring a water bottle. 


HeartSpace Studio is in Harris Court at 112 Front Street in Wolfville. The building has a level entry way, elevator and accessible washroom. The studio is on the second floor.

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About the Facilitators 

​Mary Norton is an art therapist and expressive arts facilitator. In her first career as a librarian, she developed and facilitated children’s programs, including puppet shows. As an adult educator she introduced expressive arts as ways to support learning for all. Mary has a collection of finger puppets which often show up in expressive arts work. 

Monique Silver is a local artist and Art Therapy Student at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University with a focus in drawing and printmaking. Now based in Wolfville, she exhibits her personal artwork while also facilitating workshops and community art projects throughout the Annapolis Valley. She finds great joy in encouraging young artists to follow their curiosity when experimenting in self-expression.

For Information and To Register

Contact Mary at 902 993 0697 (phone or text). 
or by email at heartspace.arttherapy@gmail.com.

​Please register by July 19.