Programs:

Creative Workshops

 

WHAT are creative workshops?

A group of participants gathers knowledge and skills through a learning-by-doing approach. Creative activities are filtered in the structure inviting the right side of the brain to participate.

 

WHY How do people benefit from creative workshops?

  • Expressing your feelings and making yourself vulnerable make great Daring Leaders today!

  • Laughing, playing, and being joyful lifts up the kid inside yourself!

  • Engaging your creative genius is uplifting!

  • Witnessing other people’s story cultivates compassion!

     

HOW How is it done?

Creative activities are designed in a way where people can take risks at their own pace. A comfortable environment is created when collectively there is a commitment to goals and agreements. Workshops are based on the desired theme and group’s needs. Diversity and Inclusion, Creative Facilitation, and Community Development are some of the themes facilitated by the lead artist. You can also co-facilitate a workshop with the artist on a theme of your choice.

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Customized Workshops
Customized Workshops
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Customized Workshops
Customized Workshops
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Customized Workshop's installation
Customized Workshop's installation
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Customized Workshop's installation
Customized Workshop's installation
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Customized Workshop's installation
Customized Workshop's installation
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Open Heart workshops
Open Heart workshops
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Open Heart workshops
Open Heart workshops
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Open Heart workshops
Open Heart workshops
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Dialogues in Collage
Dialogues in Collage

City officials, community organizers and newcomers outline recommendations on how to make Richmond more inclusive.

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Bus Tour and Creativity
Bus Tour and Creativity

RMCS invites newcomers to learn about Richmond and the cross-cultural communities

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Solidarity art-letters for Guatemala
Solidarity art-letters for Guatemala

UBC Geography students send drawing-letters to Mayans resisisting Canadian mining

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Experiential Learning Activities
Experiential Learning Activities

A community-based art project on the theme of love, displacement, and belonging. Mira Ghattas, Zdravko Cimbaljevic, Israel Mota, and Alex Winter, while facilitating for their first time, invited ten other participants who self identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgendered and who are also refugees and migrants. The project was a collaboration between The Queer Arts Festival, Rainbow Refugee, and PeerNet.

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Gathering, cooking, and organizing
Gathering, cooking, and organizing

18 people including Latin@ community organizers, activists and artists gathered this day to plan creative and educational actions while enjoying Sancocho in hopes to create a stronger latin@ community committed to social justice.

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Collecting Stories at community park
Collecting Stories at community park

40 latin@s and non-latin@s wondering Commercial Drive to reflect about the terms ‘latin@’ and ‘home’ while chatting and painting about stories of migration and identity.

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Youth painting their walks
Youth painting their walks

About 30 members of Engaged Immigrant Youth wanted to make Vancouver School Board office at Moberly a more welcoming place by creating a colorful participatory mural involving community consultations, brainstorming workshops, drop-in painting sessions, and a closing celebration

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Drop-in painting and reflecting
Drop-in painting and reflecting

20 visitors to Draw Down at Moberly Arts were asked to reflect about human existence by answering with paint: Where do we come from? Where are we now? Where are we going?

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Building leadership skills
Building leadership skills

30 young people from Richmond share about diversity through a talent show performance and this participatory backdrop painting, February 2014.

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Strengthening community connections
Strengthening community connections
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Engaging park visitors
Engaging park visitors

Inspired by http://beforeidie.cc/ this board invites neighbors from Re-Invent Fieldhouse to reflect on things they want to do before they die. Vancouver, 2013-2014.

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Engaging walker to reflect on water
Engaging walker to reflect on water

Neighbors reflect on our connection to water and the 50 water streams under pavement through painting messages on fish-shaped boards. Hosted by Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House and St. George Rainway Project. Vancouver, Summer 2013.

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Building friendly communities
Building friendly communities

Reflecting on Friendship and Belonging, community members reflect on the importance on friendship and belonging for folks and families with diverse developmental abilities. Nanaimo, 2009.

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Graduation paint party
Graduation paint party

graduates from Power To Be Adventure Therapy play with paint. Victoria, Summer 2009.

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