Carrie Costello has worked as a puppeteer with and for young people since 2000. She has taught students from three to fourteen years old in schools, summer camp and weekly classes. She has toured throughout Canada, the United States and the world with Theatre for Young Audience shows.
Carrie has worked as an Artist in the School in Manitoba since she moved here in 2015. She has worked in schools throughout the province to take students through a carefully guided process to create puppets and use them to learn puppetry skills. Carrie understands the Elementary and Middle school audience well and can carefully change the program to suit the needs of a diverse classroom.
Carrie believes that art can be used across the curriculum to reinforce learning and create opportunities for children who learn in different ways.
Carrie is fabulous! She has an excellent understanding of students, how to interact and respond and what they need. She allowed for all students to feel successful, regardless of strengths. She connected with all types of learners; visual, kinesthetic, auditory, musical, artistic. I highly recommend having her and this has been thus far one of my favorite experiences with Artists in the School!
—Grade 1-2 teacher Winnipeg Beach School
Artist was well-prepared, totally knew how to teach students about puppetry. [The program] was hands-on, making puppets that they could keep was a highlight for students. Students actively engaged the whole time and were excited to try new things. [The program] challenged the students to go outside their comfort zones.
—Grade 5 teacher Gretna Elementary School
Beyond measure, I was so impressed each and every day at her patience, energy, gentle manner and organization. I witnessed several student come to life like I had never seen them participate previously. I heard children say 'what do you mean puppets are over, oh no, that can't be!'
—Educational Assistant, Adaptive Skills Program, Wolseley School