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Hi, I'm Shelley!

At Artful Connections, we help caregivers of elderly seniors, to use our arts-based activities as a way to 1) take care of yourself by reducing stress and burn-out, 2) co-create with the person in your care, supporting greater connection and joy, and 3) expand the activities to include family members, friends, and community,  building new relationships and reducing social isolation.


Our workshops, online courses and “Create Dates” help transform your feelings of overwhelm and frustration into joy, calm & engagement with the people you care for.


Check out our FREE Introductory online course,

Using the Arts to Create Joy & Connection.

Explore our other online courses at the Artful Connections Learning Studio.


If you have a family member with dementia, living in Peterborough Ontario, schedule a Create Date for your loved one, while you take a much needed break from your caregiving responsibilities.


For hands on, arts-based training for caregivers, check out our fun and creative  workshop offerings for the Peterborough area.


If you love puppets as much as we do, download our FREE inspiring Guide, Instructions or Video to get started in using the power of puppetry in your life & work (with people of any age)!  Just click on a button below.


 “Make a Sock Puppet

with Artful Connections”


"Puppets in the Classroom"


 “55 Ways to Start

Using Puppets Today!”

To learn more about Shelley, her workshops, services and online courses, check out the links at the top of the page.

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