I'm going to use this art (as my poster along with a more male oriented one), and my children's book Shoo Shoo Shoo Sha La La, to show children, and educators alike, how we can all access and grow our inner-creative Being, by using only positive affirmations.
Basically, I am going to demonstrate how we can create a safe place for children so they c...an "risk" being vulnerable. Because, I believe that vulnerability is the way that we access the art that we were all born with, in our hearts. And the expression of that art, is the gift that we were meant to give to the world. It is our soul's purpose.
I will accomplish this goal by sharing my own "grade one teacher, who saved my inner-artist" story, by reading my children's book that I wrote, illustrated and published, in order to spark the children's own inner artist, and give them inspiration, knowledge and some tools, to start developing upon their own creative urges, right now.
I believe this workshop has the potential to heal a lot of pain that is expressed by children in school; pain experienced by shy children who suffer, bullies (who suffer too), and/or children who act out, in order to get the much needed affirmation that they we are all perfect pieces of art, no matter how diverse we are, we are all perfect and more than "good enough." We all want to be part of, not separate from, our tribe. I will highlight the BEAUTY of diversity in all expressions of art.
The idea of creating a safe space to express our birthright, "creativity," will be the foundation for the development of this workshop.
Feedback and questions welcomed!