Creativity is something we're incredibly passionate about, and there is no better time to nurture creative confidence and creative thinking in young people then when they are at school.
As leaders of tomorrow, young people and school children are the key to the State’s ongoing social wellbeing and economic prosperity.
Research shows that using creativity in schools really can help children’s learning, creative thinking and social skills flourish.
HOW WE ENGAGE WITH SCHOOLS
Aneta Wnek has been a Keynote Speaker and Mentor at the Penrhos College 'Enterprise Conference' and has been working with their year 10 Business Studies classes since 2015 providing 'Creative Thinking Charcoal Challenge Workshops', helping the Business Studies students exercise lateral-thinking and creativity in a unique and challenging way.
TEACHERS & STAFF
Our workshops come with benefits not just for students but also for staff.
We have been part of 'wellness days' with schools such as Wesley College where we've worked with some of the teachers, pushing them out of their comfort-zones and taking them through a fun yet personally challenging workshops full of 'Charcoal Creative Challenges' .
Depending on what the objective is, we can run workshops with a different focus aiming at the students, the teachers and staff or a shared experience where both teachers AND students participate together.
Our workshops are specifically designed to be social and cater for all levels of experience, including those very individuals who are nervous about drawing or might believe' the stickman is the limit of their ability.
There is NO right or wrong in the classes, and technique is NOT a focus.
Rather, it is a class designed to inspire the personal development of each individuals’ creativity, irrelevant to everyone else in the class.
The only thing required for someone to participate, is wanting to give something a go that they might not normally get an opportunity to do, and so, allow themselves to have a go at an unique experience, in a unique setting … and ultimately, the opportunity to ‘maybe’ surprise themselves with what they achieve whilst having a bit of fun and a laugh.
On another level, some might find it a little uncomfortable having a life-model in the class.
This is also a unique setting where the human body is celebrated and appreciated in a non-sexual arena. The models are all professional, comfortable with their bodies, and are of various shapes and sizes.
I have a strong belief this too promotes a healthy attitude to body-image, challenging common media perceptions. Its a beautiful opportunity for students to respectfully observe and ‘celebrate' the form of the body in the class whilst interpreting to paper what they see.
At its very core, I run the classes because I don’t believe in the boxing in of people who ‘are' or 'are not' creative.
Creativity is a fundamental part of everyday for everyone – we are born with it, it just needs to be nurtured.
All art materials are supplied as well as lighting and music is specially selected to set the right atmosphere.
Please feel free to read through some of the testimonials to get more of an idea about what people get out of the sessions, and please feel free to get in touch if you require any further information.
Aneta – Creativity Coach