CHOCA IN LISBON

CHOCA in Lisbon: Art Activities in / near Lisbon 

CHOCA run arts activities in / near Lisbon. We have already run arts activities in centres for senior citizens, primary and high schools, art and cultural centres, junte fregsias, community centres etc.

 Equipment is provided    ///   Activities are adaptable to age / ability / interest etc                                          

1 / 4: CRE8IVE WRITING ACTIVITIES  

Cre8ive Writing workshop:    

OBJECTIVE: to encourage people of all levels to simply ‘have a go’ at writing. A variety of activities to get people to write – often breaking as many writing / grammar rules as possible.

Writing Level: all levels from novice to professional writer equally welcome.

Level of English: intermediate to native English speaker.

Length: 90 / 120 mins.

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    2 / 4: DRAWING ACTIVITIES  

A: 1-Off Workshops: Time: 2 – 3 hours  //  These 3 workshops are 1-offs

A1: Drawing Faces to Music Workshops  
Draw faces (ur own, from photos, each others) while listening to music: eg draw without taking your pencil off the paper, draw each other but not at the paper, the photo upside down etc

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A2: 1-Off Drawing Human Figure to Music Workshops 

a: with nude model
b: with model wearing clothes
c: drawing each other fully clothed
Drawing Human Figure with  while listening to music: eg draw without taking your pencil off the paper, draw each other but not at the paper, the photo upside down etc

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A3: Urban Sketching  

Take your sketch book and pencils etc and join us drawing people, buildings, trees etc in cafés, on the train, in the park, in the street etc etc

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B:  Drop-Ins   Time: 5 / 10 mins. each participant

B1: Temporary Thematic Murals 

Community Theme Mural (on giant paper) Passers-by draw and write based on a theme on a giant paper eg: Happy Birthdays, International Human Rights Day etc)

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B2: Scrap Paper Art Gallery  Especially popular for people who feel they can’t draw

Participants drew on scrap paper – bus tickets, back of envelops etc., which are then tacked up on the wall. I first did this for a restaurant’s birthday event and even people who usually say ‘I cant draw’ joined in)

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B3: Smallest Gallery in the Universe   Especially popular with children

Participants drew on very tiny paper ( an A4 photocopy paper folded into tiny shapes – rectangles, squares, triangles, circles etc. and every1 draws on them for an immediate gallery

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B4: Thematic Gallery    Especially popular for people who love to draw

This gallery I often have side be side either the smallest gallery or Scrap Gallery especially for those who actaully love and want to draw.

Drawing Clubs:

Immigrant Festival, Lisbon / Community Arts House, Lisbon       

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Faces to Music – 1 Off workshop:  

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Urban Sketching ( drawing in the city ): Berlin, Cork, Granada, Hanoi, Istanbul, London, Lisbon, 

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Thematic Temporary Murals:

Solim / Immigrarte Festival ( solidrade imigrantes / solidarity for immigrants arts festival) 

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3 / 4: Painting activities Paint Attack      ‘ART ATTACK’: In groups of 3s / 4s each group is given art equipment: paints, pens, brushes and a giant card ( 1m x 1m50cm ) . Now each group produces its work of art! 

Painting Music with Feelings:

  
Explore your emotions by discussion, music and painting. There is a group chat on some 10 or so emotions ( eg: unrequited love, relaxing on Friday nite, crisis etc.) Then there is a piece of music – classical / jazz / ethnic, related to the discussion ( eg a rousing Beethoven piece, Indian sitar music, be bop jazz, Tibetan wailing, Irish reels, African chanting etc.) and the participants paint their feelings on old newspaper… Sounds crazy? Yes it is! A whole lot of fun and even the occasional tear!

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Guardians + Kids Art Day ( parents / grandparents / guardians doing art 2gether with their under 5s):

Community Restaurant, Mouraria, Lisboa

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Painting in the Holidays    Lisbon primary school  

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3 / 4: STORYTELLING ACTIVITIES     OBJECTIVE: to encourage people of all levels to tell stories: real or fantasy. Props to encourage even the most timid to participate in a warm friendly group.

Level of English: intermediate to native English speaker.

Length: 90 / 120 mins.