WORKSHOPS

These workshops tap into processes of Handheld Knowledge, improvisation, enactment, myth and storytelling developed through our practice and are offered on a request basis. The sessions provide a place to develop listening, questioning, and notions of the collective through the generation of shared knowledge. Our approach builds on 15 years of experience in teaching and as visiting artists at Universities and trainings in art, environmental science, and yogic, sound and somatic practices. 

We believe that making with the hands and moving with the body have the power to summon the latent knowings of our psyche, harnessing this almost magical ‘transformation of latent wisdoms’ into objects, ceremonies, sounds and movements. In this place we are in touch with the Primordial Root of ourselves, a place that transcends ideas of nation, culture, gender and age. Our vision is to develop methods that cultivate and care for this Root of ourselves within the current time of huge shifts in global understandings. To make new connections for the future of knowledge. We believe that the poetic qualities of art in process, have the power to do this. 

Over the years we have delivered thousands of workshops with communities, school groups and people with special learning needs in a variety of spaces from fields to Universities. Some of our workshops are specially tailored to request and others are offered as the set programmes below. Recent workshops have been delivered with Open School East and the National Trust.

 

  “A place of ancient, deep-bones knowledge and groundedness that is also actively engaged with what is happening right now”

Philippa Bayley, Workshop participant, Cabot Institute

Read more here about our training and experience
 

 

Public Dreaming
our common chord
handed down and handled
aural muscle
collective tongue
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Public Dreaming | working with myth and the dream body
The Village School | a sculptural and sonorous exploration of materials
Our common Chord | mandala based practices
Fortunes and Futures | objects and visioning
Handed down and handled | branches of connectivity
Aural/oral Muscle | haptic exploration

 

These workshops are inspired by;
The notion that to Sufis; both the ritual and the craftsman evoke the life that resides within all things.

Methods / process 
– To make the subject matter physical, subtle and playful.
– Using collective improvisation to reform uncertainty as in depth learning.
– Working through our 4 lands methodology as sculptural, psychological, physical and spiritual processes (active mandala).

Roots of our teaching and holding
– Using tactile engagement to focus on drawing out the wisdom within.
– Ideas that we are all sculptors and sculptures, with the collective and individual role to sculpt knowledge and materials
– Theatre as a tool to embody knowledge
– Our hands as our guides
– Jungian analysis

- Process-based psychology
– Polarities of chaos and calm
– We are all storytellers, dancers, healers

Our Workshops and talks have been delivered with

- Open School East, Margate

- Kestle Barton, Cornwall
– Arnolfini, Bristol
– Cabot Institute, University Bristol
– Bergen Academy of Arts, Norway
– The Art of Nature, Birmingham
– CASS School of Art and Design
– PEER Gallery
– The South London Gallery

- Errant Bodies, Berlin
– Associates from Climate Psychology Alliance
– Situations, Bristol
– Urban LAB, University College London
– Artists
– Interdisciplinary research teams
– Schools and community groups

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