Carnival is a Western Christian festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent. The main events typically occur during February or early March. In this period, people like to dress up, put on masks, and celebrate together.
Masks are often symbolic and can represent supernatural beings, ancestors, or imagined figures. They have the potential to speak to us, creators, in their own language. Masks can hide secrets, convey emotions, or tell stories. Are we ready to listen to their messages?
In this playful workshop, we will guide you through an art-based process of creating a cardboard/paperboard mask. Then, we will engage in conversations with our masks to listen to their emerging stories. Finally, we will share our discoveries and reflect on their possible meanings.
- Relax and find new ways of letting go of stress
- Become more playful and awaken your creativity
- Learn to laugh and be more spontaneous
- Open to the unpredictability of the creative process
- Experience flow and find more ease in art-making
- Become more courageous and confident
- Get support in making difficult choices
- Discover the true longings of your heart
- Build resilience and find your true voice
- Learn to celebrate different parts of yourself becoming visible in the process of creation
- Anyone who would like to explore simple and at the same time deep ways of playing with the arts
- Individuals interested in art-based experiments
- All people who would like to get into the flow and create art
- Anyone who is willing to loosen up and awaken their creative potential
- Our clients, friends, families, and all people in need of play
No previous writing or art-making experience is needed.
Date: 11 February 2021, 7pm CET
Duration: between 90 – 120 min. (the actual duration of the session will depend on the development of the creative process – please, be prepared to stay with us for up to 120min. in total)
Number of participants: 8 spots available
Location: online [Zoom]
Materials: pencils, pens, colourful markers, scissors, glue, paper scraps, acrylic paints, brushes, cardboard/paperboard (preferably recycled)
See you online!