Location: Korando Educational Center
Activity Date: 18.01.2024
Start Time: 4:30 PM End Time: 5:30 PM
Number of Participants: 29
Male: 14 Female: 15
Activity Purpose/ Summary:
The aim of art therapy session at Korando is to help raise the consciousness of the children by helping them become aware of their essence and true identity. Nature, being the bigger reflection of this essence within us is therefore the best mirror for us to learn and bring to awareness this essence that exists at the core of us. By looking at different manifestations of consciousness within nature, we can therefore gradually find ourselves and our connection with the life around us, erasing the illusion that we are superior or separate from nature and understanding that we are one and the same with it.
Every emotion that exists in the human consciousness can be found on the character and behaviours of the animals around us. For example, the loyalty of dogs, the confidence of the cats, the bravery of elephants e.t.c . In our first lesson of the year, we explored the land animals by allowing the students to take time and think of an animal that closely reflects their personal character, in the way that they behave, draw that animal and express how they think they are similar to them.
We got to understand the different characters that each student has while also bring to awareness how these personalities reflect in the land animals, making nature our direct teacher.
I got to discover a number of students who are great artists.