WOW Building Cultural Communities

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Artist and educator Roisin Markham documents her work with the W.O.W. Women of the World community group in Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland, September - November [on going] 2012. 
An amazing group to work with culturally and age diverse, talented and engaged.  Weekly there are at least nine cultures in the room!
Contact me for more information on methodologies used for community development, leadership, sustainability and resilience, group and personal development, skill building, promotion of arts and cultural events.

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WOW Building Cultural Communities

  1. 1. Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland. Wicklow Community Partnership & Wicklow VEC Community Education . http://www.facebook.com/WomenOfTheWorldwowArklow Group and personal development through arts, craft skills education with Artist Roisin Markham. All images are the copyright of W.O.W. group and Roisin Markham please do not copy or reproduce.@CreativeDynamix http://creativedynamic.blogspot.ie/ http://www.facebook.com/CreativeDynamix
  2. 2. Individual connection to creativity, accessible, everyone engages at their level …
  3. 3. … individual sharing to conclude the session builds group skills, collective listening, defineseveryone as creative, allows mutual respect and builds trust in the group
  4. 4. Using painting as a medium ofgroup self expression but with adifference!This exercise exploredcommunication skills, leadership,organisation skills and team work.
  5. 5. We started with three volunteers whobecame the orchestrators of a group.The orchestrators direct the others inthe group where and what to paint.Each group member is asked to usenonverbal communication and onlypaint with one colour.The instruction:to paint a harmonious group picture.Made for some interesting learning!
  6. 6. The second exercise in thissession was to work ascollaboratively as possible.Each member had one colour topaint with.The groups worked much morecontentedly which is evidentform the wonderful collectiveimages they created.
  7. 7. Exercise 2Exercise 1
  8. 8. Artist and educator,Roisin Markhamuses her work as astarting point for theplanning session…
  9. 9. Small groups work together to ensure all voices are heard and ideas have time to form…
  10. 10. Welcome

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