Wat we doen
What do we do?
Reconnect to hidden or stifled creativity that is present in all humans. Letting our creative selves out to play. Tapping into the wisdom our creativity holds.
How do we do that?
With movement, visual arts, rhythm/voice, storytelling, creative writing. In guided/structured sections and free play.
In a cozy studio in Oog in Al Utrecht.
How to Get there?
DIRECTIONS TO GET INTO THE PLAYSPACE - it's a bit tricky if you've never been: the building is a 9 story tall blue high rise on the Ravellaan where Bartoklaan meets Ravellaan - the number is hard to see but there is the name of the restaurant which resides on the ground floor on the side of the building in big white letters: KANTIEN. If you're standing on the Ravellaan in front of the building there is a ramp about 50 meters to the LEFT side of the building down to the back side which is where you need to enter. Walk or bike down it (you will actually pass by the studio behind the sloping white wall on your right as you travel down) to the little courtyard area and do your best to find bike parking.
There is a set of black doors with windows next to some mailboxes, with a sign to SWK030, The Music Space, and Art in Music on it - that's the entrance in and it's locked all the time. But people are usually coming in and out so enter with one of them. If there is no one for a minute or 2 then call me and I'll come let you in. Once inside walk straight ahead and on your right, just 6-7 meters in there is a set of DOUBLE YELLOW DOORS and a sign on them to Pandora's Playspace. That door should be unlocked. Take the hallway 20 meters until you have to turn left, then follow that hallway to the 4th door on your right (should be another sign announcing Pandora's Playspace). The entrance we use to the studio is just around the corner to the right in a small side hallway with chairs where you can leave your shoes and hooks for your clothes. I will be there to welcome and direct you further.
IF ALL ELSE FAILS AND YOU CANNOT FIND THE BUILDING, OR THE DOORS TO THE ENTRANCES THEN CALL ME (BETTER THAN TEXTING AND DO NOT LEAVE ME A MESSAGE ON FB OR MEET UP BECAUSE I WON'T SEE IT IN TIME!) TO LET YOU IN. YOU CAN ALSO KNOCK ON THE WINDOW TO THE STUDIO ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING IF YOU CAN'T GET INTO THE BUILDING AT ALL.
Small group sessions combing all expressive art forms (movement, theater/storytelling, visual art, creative writing, music/voice): learn to use intermodal EXA in your work or to increase your own connection to the creative force which is present in everyone. Expressive Arts therapist Suzan Lemont will guide the sessions with compassion, flexibility and all the knowledge and experience of 30+ years in working with all kinds of people using various art forms woven through one another into a tapestry of unique beauty and expression. The arts have long served as our primary healing modality through the use of symbolism/metaphor and ritual play. Never more useful and urgent than in these busy, confusing, stressful times. Useful for teachers (of any subject), clinical psychologists, coaches, parents, those seeking to re-connect with their own stifled creativity, those working in the fields of trauma treatment, daycare workers, mental health workers, peace activists, community builders, grief counselors, anyone wishing to know more about how to combine different artistic disciplines into their own expression or in working with others... These sessions are limited to 10 people, and offered regularly throughout the year. There is also an Expressive Arts Training Course (registration commitment required) in the making.