“Improvisation and art combined workshops that heals the soul, body, mind and self”
Improv-Art workshops, seminars and teambuilding programmes focuses on art and drama as a tool to heal the self, soul, body and mind. Art (drawing, sculpting, painting, collage, clay) and drama (improvisation) is used to experience a unique creative expression, where self-discovery is the key. The focus is on the creative process to explore your own imagination through art and improvisation. Art and improvisation are an alternate way in which to express yourself creatively in a safe environment. By attending the workshops, seminars and teambuilding initiatives you can discover the joy, freedom and confidence that comes through creative exploration. According to Natalie Rogers in “The creative connection: Expressive Arts as Healing” there is “an inherent impulse or desire within each of us (that) longs for creative expression”.
Within this creative process one art form(improvisation) can start to influence another (art) directly maximizing one’s creative response by deepening the levels of understanding, exploration and expression. Improv-Art workshops promotes spontaneous art making and creative expression to allow you to make meaning of your own images and symbols. In an attempt to create balance between self, soul, body and mind these workshops can assist in creating emotional connections with oneself, by understanding your own metaphor, images and symbols.
Improv-Art workshops is suitable for individuals, small groups as well as for team-building initiatives at corporates.
Focus areas of Improv-Art
1. Focus and Relaxation
Improvisation exercises can assist in equipping the individual with skills that heighten focus through relaxation techniques, to promote a positive frame of mind. Incorporating specialized improvisation techniques to expand awareness through focus and relaxation skills. By interaction with art materials the individual or group can experience focus-emotion, problem –focus and clearing an emotional space awareness.
Improvisation exercises can equip the individual with skills that promote self-trust, awareness of an individual’s potential, and the ability to apply these skills to improve perception of individual’s mind, body and soul. Focusing on the techniques of Drama and Theatre Arts, specifically improvisation, to encourage self-trust, application and dedication which results in a richer self-believe and confidence. By interaction and exploring art materials you can build your self-confidence and self-esteem, improve your mental health and boost your wellbeing. Interaction with art is an opportunity for learning and that can help you to build self-confidence.
Improvisation techniques equip the individual with skills that promote projection, articulation, pronunciation, breath control and how to practically self-express oneself verbally and non-verbally, promoting effective body language, dispensation and maneuverability of one’s body. Endorsing practical skills focused on observation and listening. By combining it with art the expression of inner feelings, self-perception and interpersonal relationships is possible in a creative way. By interacting with art materials techniques the aim is to encourage self-awareness and expression
5. Group Collaboration
Improvisation techniques equip the individual with skills that promote fluency within group dynamics. By incorporation art materials the group can experience a cohesiveness and collaboration. The shared group energy is contagious in a way that often brings about growth, new ideas, and shared experiences. To encourage effective participation within a group, with an awareness of oneself and of other individuals. Through applying the skills necessary the individual is equipped with skills to actively function within group discussions that result in effective decision making.
6. Application of art and improvisation skills that elevate mind, body, self and Soul
This Improv-Art based workshop focusses on equipping individuals with practical skills that promote:
- Comfortably Stepping Out of One’s Comfort Zone
- Individual and Group Problem-Solving
- Embracing and Adapting to Environment Changes
- Verbal and Non-verbal Communication Skills
- The Understanding of One’s Own Mind and Body Limitations
- Sustainable Coping Mechanisms
- Acceptance of Rejection