Previous Refeel workshops
In this 12-week series, participants have explored relationship with self, with one’s own emotions, with other living creatures and the earth.
Art is always seen as a communication platform to connect our emotion and soul. Viewers may feel the expression and response when looking at an artwork. Making art isn’t only about one person. Through art making individually or with a group, it would provide a therapeutic relationship within yourself and among a community of people. Art Commune is a serial of 6 art making sessions, which help participants to explore themselves and build up true friendships with others by making art and through group sharing.
In each phase of our lives, we seem to have a different goal, where it be getting an education degree, finding a job, reaching a certain milestone. When we strive we become goal-oriented, we become focused on our goals – the outcome. But what about things that have been around us all the time? Have we ever had the time to pay attention to the little things around us that make up our lives?
This series we will begin looking at seemingly insignificant things around us that are actually the things that make our lives worth living. Each session will be titled “____ is around us” and we will be exploring each of the themes with different forms of art. From photography to writing Haiku, the themes of “courage”, “happiness”, “hope” and so on will be seen in new and fun ways as we ponder over the beauty around us that makes life great.
We will also be making a series of postcards each week to reflect upon each theme and it will be just in time for the Christmas holiday to send them to your friends and family with this gift!
Nov. 14 – Happiness is All Around (Collage)
Nov. 21 – Hope is All Around (Scrathboard)
Nov. 28 – Freedom is All Around (Dance)
Dec. 5 – Passion is All Around (Visual Art)
Dec. 12- Beauty is All Around (Poetry)
Dec. 19 – Love is All Around (Music/Food)
Going deep into our roots and history to explore the “making of” ourselves and how it effect our personalities and the way of thinking today.
Rediscover the creativity ability in everyone. The series started by demythologizing the common misunderstanding of creativity, and helped participants to identify their multiple intelligence strengths, exercised their five senses, and activated creativity in daily problem solving.
Growing old is different from growing up. The series focused on issues, questions and struggles in the path of growing up and encouraged youth to journey in self-transformation.
A series of programs discussed and reflected upon various humanity issues in slavery and human trafficking, animal rights, factory farms, urban agriculture, etc. Through discussion, experiential activities such as truffle making, self-watering planter making, and creative media, participants were encouraged to take action and start their own summer projects.
Reflect upon the meaning of giving and receiving in the holiday season. Participants have hand-made and decorated gifts for loved ones at cooking and gift-wrapping workshops.
The 11-week series used a mixture of film and discussion, dance, literature appreciation, teambuilding activities, arts and crafts, photography and music to journey through the memories of home, childhood, family and our city.
An 8-week series delved into the meaning of a simplicity lifestyle. Other than workshops of poetry, dance and photography, guest instructors Gilbert Chan and Leo Leung also shared the art of tea appreciation and Chinese calligraphy.
Facilitated by Kathleen Gould Lundy, an experienced drama-in-education instructor from York University, the series used drama exercises, theatre techniques , role play, and literature analysis to explore issues of youth identity development.
Kick started with a concert on Valentines’ Day, this series incorporated music sharing, photography, film, arts and crafts to revisit today’s youth communication style, habits and stories.