Date: Saturday 8th February 2020
Location: Carrer del Comte d’Urgell 141, 9-1
You are invited to – Letters Beyond Language
This workshop came out of finding that what we generally call ‘art’, the process of making visually or otherwise, can be used as a path of discovery in the conversations we have with ourselves, and the stories we tell ourselves and also, therefore, live by. Our stories can be told in many ways and using many different tools, each tool has it’s facilities and limits, both of which are useful, and if we change the tool, we change the frame and we change the conversation. This can mean that we find new views, connections and understandings. In this workshop we use this frame-shift to allow each person to touch an idea or topic important to them in new ways.
Although we will work with visual language, experience with visuals or artwork is irrelevant. It’s about trying new tools, playing with their edges and see what comes out. This workshop is all about exploration not explanation, each person explores their own path.
The workshop runs between 1 and a half to 2 hours. Tea will be provided! It starts out playfully and there are times for working individually, and together, to play with these new tools, to draw out our stories and to reflect. At the end of the workshop, you will have a momento, a manifestation of this visual journey to reflect on, and a reminder that these tools are yours and always open to you. You are very much invited to come and explore.
Making is far too important to be left to professionals.
Art is narrative, communicative and therapeutic, private as well as public,
it is not only product but process, a tool for living,
and it belongs to all of us.
Responses from people who attended the first version of this workshop in 2009:
“Refreshing and liberating”
“It’s a way to release the mind and see what comes out”
“A tactile and gentle process, unburdening and helpful, it is a message i was never able to send”
“The mapping allowed me to shorten my letter to the most important ‘words’.”
“The end result was strong and to the point. It was fun, and a challenge to myself”
“It was effective in creating an order to things, simplifying and getting some clarity”
“I am now overwhelmed by the desire to send my ‘letter’”