Dear Reader, I’m here a little over a week and I’ve already learnt a lot about Madeira. For example I didn’t know before that the island’s well-known nickname is the Pearl of the Atlantic. I guess it makes sense now, since so many come here for the same reason pirates used to – seeking treasures. … More Unexpected Ponta de São Lourenço
You gotta kick yourself in the ass to And there is a lot of charm in these experiences! It is intriguing going to another part of the world to be immersed into a new culture and being surrounded with humans from various backgrounds and life stories. I think this is one of the main reasons … More THE CHARM OF ESC -You gotta kick yourself in the ass to experience the world with colourful people
Ola amigos! Last week we had special guests from Poland, who visited Camara de Lobos and Teatro Metaphora. They came here from Toruń, a city in the center of Poland. They were part of the association Fundacja Gospodarcza Pro Europa and were working on a project “In vino veritas – increasing qualifications in the field … More Sommelier training – the special guests from Poland
Hi! My volunteering time at Teatro Metaphora came to an end in August, but I would like to share with you one of the projects that I worked on during my stay on Madeira. After giving the Botanic Print workshop for few times, we thought about recording it for an online event that our organisation … More Fast Fashion and Upcycling Workshop
Ola amigos 🙂 Last time I organized in Teatro Metaphora workshops of First Aid. I think that everybody should have a basic knowledge of this topic. Probably most of us had some situations when we needed to know how to behave to help. It can be just cut, burn but also bone bacteria. It is … More What everybody should to know?
For eight summer weeks Jude, me and either Ani or Celia were visiting CAO CL with some Art Therapy and Drama & Body Expression workshops. CAO is a place that works to integrate people with disabilities into society. We were there in frame of the collaboration of Teatro Metaphora with the Casa do Povo. Check … More Our workshops at Centro de Atividades Ocupacionais
At the end of June and in the middle of July a young Madeiran designer Emanuel Faria gave us workshops on creating handmade paper sheets out of recycled paper. Let me present you 5 steps of paper-making: STEP 1: Get inspired! Firstly, Emanuel showed us his works. Boxes, cubes, coasters, notebooks, paper sheets, lego blocks… … More We learned how to make a paper!
As a lover of rock music from the 60s/70s I’ve known the mandala symbol for ages. It is probably mostly associated with the hippie era and I’ve also used it for my music projects, especially music videos. A lot of people know the symbol from social media as it became very mainstream in the last … More Mandala workshop by Cristina – “Art therapy – a unique resource for personal development”
“Mandalas are diagrams that show how chaos takes a harmonious form” In our organization, we started a new project about art therapy, I made little research and today I am going to talk with you about Mandalas. As I mentioned before in my another blog, Art therapy is a technique rooted in the idea that … More Mandalas in Art Therapy
What is Art Therapy? Art therapy combines the creative process and psychotherapy, facilitating selfexploration and understanding. Using imagery, colour and shape as part of this creative therapeutic process, thoughts and feelings can be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate. In other words it’s the use of artistic methods to treat psychological disorders and enhance mental … More ART THERAPY