Exploring communication with teens
Empowering tween/teen creative and thoughtful communication is a free workshop at the Upper Moutere School on Saturday, September 2 from 3 – 5pm, is offered by Claudia Gold, a social worker who has facilitated hundreds of groups and 30 university classes incorporating expressive arts.
She is visiting Upper Moutere from San Pedro, California to complete writing and editing a fantasy book for older children with Upper Moutere resident Peter Bullock.
The workshop has the goal of creating a time for reflection, where youth can use the powers of creativity to see with their own eyes, hear with their own ears, and express their own truths at a time in their lives where they will be increasingly consuming social media.
The workshop will include discussion and art activities participants can select from, including pastel drawing, multimedia art, poetry, and journal writing. It will specifically focus on how teens and tweens communicate with others.
The workshop was inspired by Baha’i writings, and the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programme in Los Angeles where youth do service projects desired by local families to create more safe and united neighbourhoods, and in Nelson where Colombian teens are learning English.
Gold will also share tools from study with expressive arts pioneers Natalie Rogers and Lucia Capacchione, Five Rhythms founder Gabrielle Roth, poetry teacher Jack Grapes and Virtues Project International.
Youth ages 11 – 16 are welcome to the Empowering Tween/ Teen Creative and Thoughtful Communication workshop, as are adults who will meet separately, create their own art piece, and join the teens and tweens toward the close of the workshop.
Contact Gold on 03 543 2472, or email at Penofgold@gmail.com if you are interested. RSVP is preferred, but people are welcome to show up on that day.
Visiting US social worker Claudia Gold will be holding a workshop at Upper Moutere School.