We worked with a group of intermediate age rangatahi last year on a healthy relationships/ anti bullying program using a mix of art therapy and social work at Carisbrook School.
This group really loved working together and asked for more workshops this year. This group is well formed already and have had a brain storming session for an event for youth week. They identified that they want to do more art for wellbeing and learn more creative skills.
They want to showcase their work in a local eatery/community space which is very supportive of community artists. They also want to have a party in the space and meet people in the community so they can do good deeds for them.
They have asked to do the following workshops during youth week, which will be open to their year group in Carisbrook School.
1-2d visual arts (drawing, painting, graffiti.
2-Baking and cake decorating; learning to make frosting and characters out of fondant.
3- 3d arts (sculpture, junk sculpture, clay, Lego, making musical instruments).
We have permission from The Bowling Club- Dunedin to use their space for an exhibition and any stalls the groups want to run to showcase/sell their works, or offer their services in the community eg: car washing, litter picking. We will be able to have a family friendly event to celebrate their achievements on the Friday 19-Sunday 21 May.
The group have made a large clear print sign up sheet for their peers which will go out to the 3 intermediate classes later this week. We will meet once a week until youth week to plan and implement the workshops they want to offer. Healthy discussions on issues which affect the rangatahi will be part of this process, they will be supported by facilitators.