Saturday April 29, 2023
Pandora's Collective Presents
MASK WORKSHOP: OUTER VS. INNER
YOU THROUGH THE PANDEMIC
Time: 1 - 4 pm
Location: 220-196 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver
The pandemic created social isolation and stress for many people as many people’s worlds shrunk. Those things which brought them joy and gave them a sense of identity disappeared in a very short time. This period has left many of us wondering how do we once again find our sense of self and purpose. In this interactive 3-hour workshop, you will find a safe place to explore the many facets of your creative internal world allowing you to once again regain your footing in the external world. No experience necessary.
Dr. Bonnie Nish is Executive Director of Word Vancouver and Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society. Bonnie’s first book of poetry ‘Love and Bones’ was released by Karma Press in 2013. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and a PhD in Language and Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia where she currently teaches. Her next book “Concussion and Mild TBI: Not Just Another Headline” an anthology of concussion related stories, was published by Lash and Associates in 2016. Bonnie is an Expressive Arts Therapist with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from the Vancouver Expressive Arts Therapy School where she is also a faculty member. Her latest book, Cantata in Two Voices, co-written with Jude Neal was released last fall by Ekstasis Editions in 2018. As Executive Director of both Word Vancouver and Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society, Bonnie has worked with and given more people of diverse backgrounds in various situations, especially those of marginalized voices, the opportunity to be seen and heard. Bonnie lives in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. Bonnienish.com
Ruby Cone MA is a Certified Expressive Arts Therapist who specializes in grief work and the many complications, which arise for individuals, partners and groups alike. In recent years, she has worked at the Dr. Peter’s Centre and Musqueam Nation and is currently working with special needs students in the Vancouver school system, while continuing to develop her private practice. She has an extensive background in aquatic therapy. It is through Ruby’s own personal journey through loss combined with her Masters studies at the European Graduate School, which has led her to gain a deeper insight into the often complicated work that surrounds grief. She brings with her an individual knowledge that allows a delicate balance of compassion, expression and theory to those she works with.
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