Follow the impulse of your inner artist
The project addresses the question of the power of non-formal learning. In formal educational settings, young people are required to focus on their performance. They are afraid of making mistakes, which generates and increases inner anxiety and blocks their creativity.
In the field of non-formal education and youth work, artistic forms of expression are thus significant for several reasons. Art has a huge potential for self-development, different artistic methods are powerful in self-exploration and self-discovery. They support us to connect with ourselves and with others. When we create, we express more than we are aware of. It is about our inner world, our inner child that very often is forgotten because of social and cultural constructs.
Artistic methods are very useful tools to work with various topics and different target groups and have the potential to create an environment that is joyful, playful and safe for improvisation and learning. We can explore, learn and experience in a not formalised, restricted way that will open a different image of arts that is not academic but more authentic, that connect us to our self and touches from the heart.
The project focuses on improving group learning processes applying improvisational and artistic methods by welcoming mistakes with a positive attitude, strengthening self-confidence and freeing creativity. Holistic approach to learning will be used combining different elements of arts such as movement, drawing, music, visuals, and theatre. We will have the opportunity to work with our inner dancer, painter, musician, performer and storyteller.
The aim of this long-term training course is to empower those who work with groups of young people to be confident and free in experiencing and using improvisational and artistic methods as a tool for personal and professional development in youth
work, training and facilitation. Introducing and combining improvisation with artistic methods as an innovative non-formal learning method will contribute to the quality and improvement of youth work.
WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT?
- to rediscover improvisation skills of youth workers/educators/trainers through artistic methods (theatre, dance, music, painting)
- to learn and experience how to use artistic methods while working with young people to improve and foster self-confidence and release their creativity
- to reflect on their own learning as youth worker through the experience of artistic methods (connection to the inner artist)
- to create a space for the participants to design, implement and evaluate experimental learning activities
- to create a network for sustainability of the idea by cooperating and creating new projects
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
This training is for you if you…
- are a youth worker, youth leader, member or volunteer of youth organization
- are a teacher, educator with/ without formal education backgroung, youth trainer, mentor
- work with youngsters on local, national or/and international level
- are eager to learn something new, contribute with your experience and knowledge
- are playful, active and simply believe in the power of non-formal education
This long-term TC is for you if you want to improve group learning processes by applying improvisational and artistic methods.
TIME AND VENUES:
7-14 May 2019, Hollókő, Hungary
10-17 July 2019, Ommen, Netherlands