Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Where art and mindfulness intersect is in the creative process. Practicing creativity has been shown to positively shift neurological patterns, improve relationships and build confidence in one’s ability to succeed. The workplace values creativity as the top skill, based on a recent IBM poll. Schools are also seeing the benefit of incorporating creativity, as it has been linked with a positive change in school culture, enhanced cognitive and social skills, and increased literacy, standardized test scores, and the motivation to learn.
Creativity as a process encourages deep presence, opens up self-discovery, and increases compassion for oneself and others. By focusing on the process, as opposed to the product, we sustain our attention through engagement of the senses. Kids who connect to art-making find that it allows for increased awareness, self-knowledge, and confidence as they mature.
This hands-on workshop will engage the senses, encourage laughter, and offer fun ways to invite buy-in from students. Participants will engage in many activities that are designed to take back to students of all ages. No art experience is necessary. Please bring an unlined journal or blank paper for your creative explorations.