Lors de la première rencontre avec les participants pour mon projet axé sur l’écriture théâtrale, il y en a certains qui ont accueilli ce projet à bras ouverts, avec enthousiasme, tandis que d’autres restaient silencieux ou alors, discrètement, prononçaient un faible “Je n’ai rien à dire”.
I am looking at a box filed with colorful artworks by the Club Casa de los Abuelos group. I remember Cynthia, Isabel, Felisa, Grabriela, Bertha, Chela, Elsa and Ana Maria. I miss my group! I don’t like to say goodbye and I don’t think I have to.
I don’t like the term “language barrier.” I don’t like it because I think it imagines a problem that doesn’t really exist. Communication barriers – now those are problems. The cool thing about kids and clay is that usually, language doesn’t have much to do with it.
The project has been overall a success. The initiative clearly filled a need for the Jasmine Crescent community. As artist, I was exposed to a community outside of the regular ones I meet in my day to day life.
Marie Bilodeau has been leading storytelling workshops with seniors who have dementia at the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre day program. Her Art Place project has changed a fair bit over the last few months so we sat down to find out what she has learned and where it is going.
Progress with my groups (see the first post) has been slow and full of interesting challenges. Uncertain how best to proceed following my first couple of workshops, I did the only thing any self-respecting individual with absolutely no clue how to proceed can do: I did some research (woo!)
December 8th was the last class with Club Casa de los Abuelos. It was cold and slippery day and my class was smaller than usual, some people had doctors appointments … Read More / Suite