Founded in 2011, our group now has over 200 members, and this is SOME of what they do: making collaborative sculpture, making music, crafting, making video and film, making art in the environment, dancing, contact improvisation dancing, creating dances, being a bodyworker, creating collages, creating 3D illustration, writing plays, writing poetry, writing screenplays, cooking, making ceramics, , knitting , painting, drawing, tinkering, being silly, playing, making music, making rhythm, drumming, singing, playing the cello, playing guitar, playing the flute, being a sound healer, storytelling, making photographs, , making theatre , creating calligraphy, making screen prints, making new media, animating, creating costumes, improvisational acting, making sacred assemblage, cooking, carpentering, gardening, organizing, performing, designing landscapes, creating makeup artistry, creating spaces through florist arts, building with natural materials, performing with fire, trapezing, designing, lacemaking, needlework, sewing, dressing creatively, making machinima, making animation, being a stylist, balloon twisting, doing improv theater and comedy.

Here are some of the ideas members have had for upcoming meetups:

  • Improv theater gathering
  • Music jam session
  • Collaborate to make a big “Fantasy Fort” from cardboard boxes, then knock it down Godzilla-style
  • Make some cookies
  • Evening event with food, wine, and all the art supplies we can gather
  • Multidisciplinary improvisational experiential event following a structure such as “Struggle, Action, Resolution”
  • Improv storytelling, co-drawing
  • Improvisational playful creative gathering without any preconceived plan. Include music, movement, art, theatre, spoken word, etc.
  • Guided meditation gathering
  • Drum Journey
  • Mandala-making
  • Collaging
  • Painting
  • Paint the river of life
  • Painting and dancing at the same time (paint-dancing)
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Group mural making
  • Create a large sculpture using found objects
  • Make mud sculptures
  • Make earth art
  • Gardening creatively together
  • Dancing with film projections
  • Create money
  • Have someone write a short story, animate the story, have someone else make some music, and someone else tell a story
  • Take a creative journey into nature
  • Make a video
  • Dance on a canvas, and as we dance our feet create a piece of art
  • Collaborative writing: screenplays, sketches, monologs, satires, short stories, etc.
  • Make a living wall together
  • Cooperative games
  • Collective myth-making
  • Exploring structures and scores integrating dance, voice, and improvisation, with the astrological
  • Interpretive dance as a group
  • Collectively provide renewal specifically to changemakers and social justice minded professionals
  • Writing & telling stories where everyone contributes a piece
  • Group creation of a sound-generating installation (stations with shakers, chimes, etc.), and then making a recording of a group musical improvisation.

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