LCFA & JULY'S 352 CREATE - IN - PLACE
This last July 13th the LCFA teamed up with 352Create and hosted a Create-in-Place diring our regualr Coffee & Convos. It was such creative FUN!
From their blog - "Do you value creativity in your organization or as an individual? Create in Place is the second Friday of every month and 352Creates is promoting the idea that creativity can happen anytime, anywhere (and it’s good for our health as individuals and as a community)! All you have to do is add #352Creates to your social media posts: make a painting; write a poem; cook a meal; tap your toes; play a song & follow along."
What is Coffee & Convos? It is a weekly program at the LCFA. It happens Fridays at noon until 1:30pm. An “artful topic” is selected and annouced in advance and people from all over the county come to drink organic coffee (donated by Vanderbreau) and chat in the gallery space. Every two months or so the topic turns to CREATIVE SPARKS, games and exercises to spark creativity. On July 13th the “sparks” chosen were CAPTION IT, a fun melding of photographs and imagination, and the Hasbro word guessing game TABOO.
CAPTION IT is a “spark” that program coordinator Patt Gilmore put together. Business card size black and white images from the 50's and 60”s were printed up and put into a bowl. Each participant chose two cards and wrote captions for what they saw. Then they shared their cation with the group. Others chimed in with their caption ideas making it a hilariously creative exchange.
In previous “sparks” meetings participants played TELEPHONE DRAWING (similar to the telephone game we played as kids passing along a sentence from ear to ear) and wrote poetry with random words chosen from a bowl. Check our youtube channel for the fun!
SEE YOU AT THE NEXT COFFEE & CONVO!
AUGUST 3RD - BLOT DOODLING!
NOTE: A new fast paced six session program begins for teens on Sept 12th. It goes beyond Create Sparks and incorporates art, movement, percussion and theater games. CREATIVITY WORKS FOR TEENS is creatively designed to help kids problem solve, focus, listen, communicate better and think out-of-the-box. Register early as space is limited at leesburgarts.com
CREATIVE SPARKS – CAPTION IT - https://youtu.be/7cXHvlN4AAk
CREATIVE SPARKS - LETS PLAY TABOO! - https://youtu.be/IlCct4xH5Go
YOUTUBE CHANNEL - https://youtu.be/IlCct4xH5Go
FACEBOOK PAGE – /LeesburgCenterfortheArts/
MEETUP - /Leesburg-Arts/