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Catch the Fire

An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
New Society Publishers
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January, 2014
ISBN:
9780865717572
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3
$29.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Drawing on decades of experience weaving transformative programs to empower youth and adults (the legendary Power of Hope gatherings/camps), Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy’s Catch the Fire is a valuable resource and a much-needed reminder how art is for everyone.

Community, youth, non-profit, education, entrepreneurial, and religious organizations all have exciting ambitions, but they often lack the creative skills to impact people on a deep level. Catch the Fire is a complete guide to using arts and empowerment techniques to bring greater vitality and depth to working with groups of youth or adults. Based on the premise that you don't have to be a professional artist to use the arts in your work, this unique book invites group leaders into the realm of creativity-based facilitation, regardless of previous experience.

Including over 100 stimulating activities incorporating storytelling, theater, writing, visual arts, music, and movement, this detailed guide uses the Creative Community Model to:

  • Bridge gaps and unite people across generations and cultures
  • Build vibrant, creative learning communities with youth and/or adults
  • Fully engage participants and volunteers
  • Develop social and emotional intelligence
  • Take a deeper, more meaningful approach to learning.

In this book you will learn the basic tools for becoming a social artist—whether you work with youth or adults. We frame the book around our youth work, since that’s where we formulated the model. But the principles and practices are applicable to adult groups as well, whether it’s a class, a work team, a community meeting or even a party. That’s right, a party. This book prepares you to bring vitality into group encounters regardless of the context. Whenever people come together, there is an opportunity for creative engagement.

Catch the Fire is an unmatched tinderbox for kindling fires of creativity. Proceed without caution. Don’t keep away from children.” —Eric Utne, founder, Utne Reader

Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy are co-founders of PYE Global: Partners for Youth Empowerment and developers of the Creative Community Model, a process for building creative, heart-centered learning communities with youth and adults from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.

 

Publisher’s Description: 

Community, youth, non-profit, education, entrepreneurial, and religious organizations all have exciting ambitions, but they often lack the creative skills to impact people on a deep level. Catch the Fire is a complete guide to using arts and empowerment techniques to bring greater vitality and depth to working with groups of youth or adults. Based on the premise that you don't have to be a professional artist to use the arts in your work, this unique book invites group leaders into the realm of creativity-based facilitation, regardless of previous experience.

Including over 100 stimulating activities incorporating storytelling, theater, writing, visual arts, music, and movement, this detailed guide uses the Creative Community Model to:

  • Bridge gaps and unite people across generations and cultures
  • Build vibrant, creative learning communities with youth and/or adults
  • Fully engage participants and volunteers
  • Develop social and emotional intelligence
  • Take a deeper, more meaningful approach to learning.

Drawing on nearly two decades of experience providing transformative programs to empower youth and adults across North America and around the world, Catch the Fire is a powerful and valuable resource and a much-needed reminder that art is for everyone!

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