Art / Dance Therapy session Grenada

One of my favorite things in the world is creating art with children, not only because of the obvious fun factor but because of the relaxing, educational and even therapeutic impact it can have on a young developing mind.
So when the GNCD (Grenada National Council of the Disabled) contacted me about doing an art session with the Harmony Summer Dance Camp (founded by Vanessa Aird) I started brainstorming on what I can do with these young dancers.

On the day of the session we got our paint ready:

 Then built a pathway of paper:

I applied the paint randomly and then told the girls to dance their way down the pathway:

These instructions were met with great enthusiasm, laughter and killer dance moves. 
Together their movements were permanently captured in paint as they shared a bonding experience and understanding that along the way input from all is what made the art beautiful.

To conclude the session each girl left their signature move on a piece of stretched canvas:

After our pathway dried and was pulled apart each young lady got to take home a piece of their work including one very happy facilitator who was lucky enough to get the piece below. :)

A very big thank you to Hillary Gabriel, Stephanie Rouch and Vanessa Aird for inviting me to participate in this camp.
The Harmony Summer Dance Camp is having a showcase this coming Sat July 20 th, 4 -5 pm  at the MarryShow House so please go and support these young ladies.
And to all who may read this, remember we are never too old to kick off our shoes and dance around in some paint !

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