FORGE Collaborative Workshop Series: LIVED BODY Movement + Multimedia

Wednesday, April 9: 7-10pm.
Akin Collective- 444 Dufferin St. Unit E

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Using simple gestures and postures we'll choreograph creative movements that form a basis for engaging in our own practices. Based on our experience as “movers”, we will create 
collaborative multimedia works that play on the idea of the moving body in space and time to gain a deeper understanding of our owncreative processes.

Lisa Meschino has been making art for over 25 years and works with at-risk youth. Expand your
creative toolkit in this collaborative workshop for artists, writers, designers and performers.

AKIN COLLECTIVE PALS SPECIAL: Bring a member of AKIN Collectiveand get 25% off the advance ticket price by signing up together and using the code "AKINPALS". This means you can get in for $15! WOW DEALS. To receive the discount, be sure to mention the name of the Akin member and which studio they use.

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Here's Lisa Meschino's description of this practice-changing workshop:

Visual art is as much an embodied practice as dance, yoga, or meditation. This workshop will explore in a collaborative way the expressive potential of movement for creating visual works of art. Through a series of guided group activities, we will examine the questions: What is the embodied experience of one’s sense of self? What does that look/feel/move like? Using simple everyday movements in the form of gesture, gait, and posture, we will choreograph sequences of creative movement. Through these movement sequences, we will gain greater awareness of how our bodies naturally move and build empathy and connection with other “movers”. These movement activities will become the basis for engaging in a creative visual process. Based on our experience as “movers”, we will create collaborative and individual visual art works (using a variety of visual art materials) that play on the idea of the embodied self or the moving body in space and time. The format will be a playful, responsive process of co-creation, easily adaptable to an individual participant’s particular interest and experience level in visual art. Given the interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to this workshop, participants can expect to gain:a deeper understanding of their own individual creative processes; the supportive benefit of shared learning and interpersonal awareness; broadening of their creative toolkit; and opportunities for social/creative networking.

APRIL 9th 2014 | 7-10PM
$20 online, $25 at the door