“This is not about creating art. It’s pure creativity, self-expression, spontaneous marking. It’s paint play! A place where everyone can come to paint and play without suggestion or direction. Bring your free spirit with you, your inner child and leave your inner critic at the door.” Annie Bourgault, Facilitator
‘The Paint Play Intergenerational Project’ is inspired by my childhood in a small village in Quebec, Canada.
My teacher was busy getting us children more paper and more paint. She never spoke about what to create or never asked questions about our creations. It was AMAZING! It was pure creative freedom. We never had to hurry or follow instructions.
At the end of the day, most of the paintings ended up in the bin. The journey was the goal, not the result. It was not a means to an end. No one compared, critiqued, supervised or evaluated the children.
We all need to experience the freedom of painting for the pleasure of enjoying creativity, putting colours, shapes and textures on paper.
This is not art, it's pure self expression.
Participants (children and adults) will also have the opportunity to express themselves with chalks on the floors if they wish to do so.
To really enjoy the journey and not be constrained, all the materials will be provided.
You don’t bring anything into the room and you don’t take anything out. What happens at the Hive stays at the Hive. However, your experience stays with you. Your expression of creativity will be archived.
What matters is the journey.
Fort anyone able to hold a paint brush: Age: 5+
This activity can be drop and leave for children 8+ but parents are invited to experience play/paint
****If your child is younger than 8 years old or has special needs, someone will have to also participate in the session with them.
The workshop will be at The Hive, Margaret River Art Collective, 3/24 Auger Way West, in the light industrial area.