Expressive Art and Creative Play is the fusion of art and play. It harnesses the potential of children to discover new knowledge through creative experimentation. It gives children opportunities to express themselves in an encouraging and supportive environment. Last April 25, Artist Madhouse has conducted Expressive Art and Creative Play workshop with children at Mulberry Kids Preschool with the theme “Superhero in me”. See Details “Expressive Art and Creative Play: Superhero Pretend Play”
Expressive arts encapsulates different disciplines of art including performance art. It can also be used as a tool for encouraging resiliency and molding the society. I have discovered this in an eye-opening experience last September 12, 2014, during the Talk on Expressive Arts and Psychology. It was conducted by Dr. Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete, Chair and Associate Professor at UP Department of Speech Communication & Theatre Arts and Company Manager of Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas. Together with the Sipat Lawin Ensemble, a contemporary performance group exploring and creating new approaches and new works for the theater. See Details “Creative Expression to Expanding Perception”
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Thank you Loqal.ph for featuring Artist Madhouse Expressive Art Meditation. Our special thanks to Ms. Mae Escartin for the beautifully written article!
At the heart of the hectic street of Katipunan Avenue lies a sanctuary of tranquility and a very conducive place for meditation and relaxation, the White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio. This will be the new home of Artist Madhouse Expressive Art Meditation. Being a perfect venue to relax, unwind and contemplate, the first batch of participants enjoyed the workshop as well as the atmosphere of the place.
Have a break from the daily grind of life. Redefine your “me time” with Expressive Art Meditation at White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio.
It is always very inspiring to know how we touch other people’s lives, especially a friend that we haven’t met for a long time. Myzyl Choi, our dear friend way back in college, wrote about her fantastic experience in the Expressive Art Meditation.
When your feet get sore, a foot spa would be an excellent treat. Day in and day out, we see stress and tiredness written across people’s face as they hurriedly walk along the busy streets minding their own business like there’s not enough time to even stop and breathe. While you can get a Thai massage to bend your body aches away, your mind and soul are not tangible muscles that you can pinch and press. Carol and Jem of Artist Madhouse believe that this is why they exist. They are here to help people release emotions – happiness and tensions alike – through art, take a short break from their busy lives, and ease their tired souls for even just a bit. I am fortunate to learn all about this faithful endeavor from an afternoon interview with the masterminds and by experiencing first hand the Expressive Art Meditation during their Artist Madhouse Session that was conducted last March 1, 2014. This is a walkthrough of my journey in realizing and appreciating the advocacy of the organization and why I believe that reading through this text could only describe but never replace the pivotal experience that this stopover could possibly offer.
Why was I intrigued about Artist Madhouse’s Expressive Art Meditation? That catchy name is the giveaway. Who wouldn’t be intrigued? Their continuous promotion through Facebook also kept me reading and checking out their fun activities. I met Carol and Jem during college and started following Artist Madhouse ever since it was founded. We all started as idealistic art students. But as I pursued a corporate life, I continued to look up to Carol and Jem’s passion for the fine art. Brave souls. So when I was tasked to study an organization, this was my top-of-mind – an advocacy that is my first love but is far from my daily work life. A passion that I can only daydream about while they ardently live by.
All article credits to Myzyl Choi.