I am inspired by how children freely explore simple materials given to them and create meaningful fantastic art. God has given us materials to create, we’ve his creative DNA and thus everyone is creative. My hope is that even as adults, we just pause for a moment, explore and create something, anything, even with the simplest materials given to us.
Before CARTWHEELS began, I was already given the opportunity to conduct some workshops for adults and youths in the community. The goal of our creative workshops is to inspire creativity in a restful atmosphere. Process art activities for adults are perfect for promoting mental wellness as there is no pressure to produce results. I facilitate the creative process by setting up the learning space, prompts and materials to draw out each person's unique creativity.
Initially, people were shy, modest about their creative abilities and skills but after that they just took off naturally. Amazingly some could spend more than an hour in creating even though they seemed hesitant at the beginning and I myself was so blessed by the sharing of their creations. Through these sessions, I hope that through exploring, creating and expressing ourselves through art, we pause to rest and relax, refresh and recharge.