|"Always Coming Home" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.|
Susan Anand and I are creating a new collaborative workshop for 2016. It will include a didactic piece (a short lecture with slides) on the decolonizing, empowering, and resilience building possibilities of puppets, narratives, and collage based on the lifelong work of Edith Kramer. This will be be followed by hands on experientials creating simple paper puppets, houses (as per Gretchen Miller), simple box (suitcase, trunk, or backpack) and book structures, ending with a collaborative narrative and environment. A discussion will follow that will look at various populations that can use this format.
We are scheduled to present this at the American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference in Baltimore in July.