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The first workshop took place on 23rd until 27th of June 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden.
The participants included partners from Sweden- Medis5, Greece- ALMA and Poland- PSOUU. There were 12 people with special needs and seven staff members in total.
A workshop/seminar took place in Sweden regarding best practice teaching methods included partners from Sweden, Poland and Greece. There were six participants from each country (four people with special needs and two special educators in total.
The workshops included: Courses on Recycling with Medis5, Sensus. An introduction to games, drawing portraits- interaction and identity exercises. Organizing and implemeting a vernissage including recycled material. We investigated recycling methods and resented a demonstration of the musical instruments made out of recycled materials.
Start with a movement exercise, to loosen up.
]Movement exercises are things like walking around briskly, swinging your arms, playing interactive warm up games.]
Quick portrait drawing – Start by introducing yourselves and getting to know each other, exchange your names and maybe play a game to learn them
[Remember to write down the name of the person you made a portrait of.]
With your fantasy figure in mind, now construct the appropriate living environment for the fantasy figure. Use cardboard as a base and then you can add all kinds of recycle materials. The aim is to physically build the construction by cutting, gluing the parts together and finding creative solutions to the details of it.
The only limit is your imagination, so everyone is free to use all their life experiences and as much fantasy they like.
The presentation of all these fantastic works revealed amazing, inspiring, fun, sad and exciting stories about the figures and their environment.
For more information on the workshops 2 and 3 in Greece and Poland go to:
Art of Recycling | WP 7.1