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Le Rendre Vivant

Our teaching philosophy is called creative expression for community well-being. Creativity in everyday life, and the belief that everyone is an artist.

Creative expression for the community well-being does not impose the artistic style or techniques of the teacher on its students; all of the teachers work and exhibitions are hidden from the classroom so the students can explore their own interests, ideas, and talents. 

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Imagination Therapy

The role of the imagination in expressive therapies assists people in moving preconceived beliefs through experimentation with new ways of visual, sonic, and playful expression.  

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Story Telling

Through a combination of the visual arts and theatre. The student is guided to tell his or her story to solve a problem, achieve catharsis, understand the meaning of images, and strengthen his or ability to observe personal roles while increasing flexibility between roles. 

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Everyone is an artist

 
 

The other side of the brain is the heart…

Art practices such as animation, drawing, puppet making, and theatre are thought of as a language exchange. Our students are encouraged to speak their “everyday language” and apply it to the elasticity of artistic expression. By using the educators experience as a guide rather then an authority we mimic the structure of society in the classroom (punctuality, deadlines) yet modify it simply by being honest. 

Discussion forums are set up within the classroom and through social media networks where students research, learn about the modern art system. Then brainstorm how to take art outside of the boundaries of the system and to open it up by bringing creativity into all areas of life. 

 
 

Storytelling


Storytelling


Storytelling

 
 

It all started when…

Through our experience working in elementary and high schools across greater Montreal. We have found we are able to connect with our students by utilizing the creativity acquired from years of professional art practice in a way which allows our students to not only absorb the concepts of the general curriculum such as Math and Language arts, but also as a tool to express themselves, which enliven their spirit, rather then numbing their mind.

The objective in any classroom or community is to make young people aware of the challenges we face in the world, to inspire them by crafting lessons out of reality which allows the power of their imagination to find the solutions that can shift the negative energies of society through the inherent curiosity of children.

Through creativity we have found a way to teach young people whom will be transitioning into adulthood to remember the positive energy they are filled with as a youth, and to transform that memory into hope, and most importantly love.

 
 
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Imagination


Imagination


Imagination

 
 

A sound echoes across the world…

Imagination therapy was created out of the fear that children were losing their power to imagine.

The objective in any classroom or community is to make young people aware of the challenges we face in the world, to inspire them by crafting lessons out of reality which allows the power of their imagination to find the solutions that can shift the negative energies of society through the inherent curiosity of children. 

A class began's by asking the children what is “imagination”. The responses
are as abstract as the term itself. One boy who was shaking his hand wildly in the air exclaimed “it’s a vehicle to far and distant universes”.

To stimulate the students animations are used such as  “Duck Amuck” directed by Chuck Jones. After the animation finished the students are explained the lesson.  

The results are always beyond what we imagined. Students fall into the giant white sheets of paper, creating intricate stories, moving from one side of the class to the other, working together. The boys in particular  tend to create a multi-layered storyline which they narrate to one another while drawing.

The imagination portal trick is a “doorway to mysterious lands”. The students close their eyes and scribble on a piece of paper for thirty seconds and extract what they see within the scribbling. 

As soon as the students are warmed up and set free, any barrier between their imagination and the paper breaks down. They can rekindled any adults hope for humanity.