What will you get out of this course?
· Insight into your own creative strengths ·
· Deeper connection with your purpose & mission ·
· Confidence and clarity in your choice of action & words ·
Time & Dates
Tuesdays, 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd Feb, 4-5:30 pm
Be impactful in the situations that matter to you
What exactly does activism mean to you? Is it a state of being or a state of doing? Is it an important path of influence? Or is it a disruption you’d rather do without? Whether you are clear on your views or baffled by what is going on in the world: your actions matter.
Unlock the creative power within conflict
Creative Activism will acquaint you with your inner pioneer and free the creative energy often bound by intellect, ideas, and enemies. The space between what you fight for, and against, is an open playground. Working in cohorts, we will explore our individual and collective creativity in response to the challenges we meet along the way.
Bring more of your talents to the world
Through the use of gentle, artistic, activities lies the opportunity to connect more deeply with your inner purpose, discover unknown allies, and find powerful ways of showing up in your day to day life, or for your cause, mission or quest.
You will be guided through a spacious, four-session journey. We will use visualisation, art, story and embodied practice to open the way to personal insight and strength.
The workshop is inspired and informed by the late Dr Chris Seeley’s ‘Artful Organisation’, by Julia Cameron’s ‘The Artist’s Way’, by Process Oriented Psychology practices and the facilitators own experience of art, sustainability and deep ecology.
These workshops are suitable for anyone wishing to explore the relationship between themselves and the outside world. We take care to cater for all learning styles with our choice of exercises within a supportive peer environment.
An invitation to activists, would-be activists and anti-activists alike. No artistic or creative background is required, just an inquisitive mind and open heart.
Schedule of Sessions
Session 1: Creative origins
1st February, 4-5:30pm
Bringing your passions and personalities to the group, we will get to know each other a bit and explore your individual story and origin myth creatively, especially in the light of your motivating factors. Main medium: images.
Session 2: Re-wilding you
8th February 4-5:30pm
A mixture of group discussion and exercises We will explore what creative activism is and learn about your particular creative strengths by engaging with the environment around you. Main medium: words..
Session 3: Creative activism in orchestra
15th February 4-5:30pm
Learning how to listen and respond in the moment we will explore group creativity and working together in creative conversation. Main medium: music.
Session 4: Emerging you
22nd February 4-5:30pm
Our final session together will be partly emergent, allowing for each participant to bring something, or to work in pairs or groups to bring something as well as a structured finishing exercise to take your creative momentum forward into the world.