Last night, I had the pleasure of facilitating an introductory session to the Trout Lake Youth Council as part of the HELP YOUTH CANADA Outreach Project. I am using creative engagement in order to dialogue on EDUCATION with youth and program leaders at a variety of organizations in the Lower Mainland- to learn from the participants, gather data and to build connection and awareness about HELP YOUTH CANADA’s bursary program.
My main creative engagement tool for this project continues to be sock monkey making as a means to create safe space for dialogue– but last night, as it was a short intro session, we improvised and using only felt pens and crayons, speed-drew OWLS and then wrote answers to pertinent questions. I will be transcribing the outcomes, but needed to share these images right now! The owls from last night are absolutely charming.
The youth will be signing up for three different projects:
• Project Backpack
• Sock Monkey Workshop
• In-depths youth forum on education
I obsess about the power of drawing, the mark making by any of my participants and the beauty of the results. ALWAYS.
Huge thank you to Bernie Dionne and the council for hosting me and to my friend, Beverley, for assisting me!