Month: August 2017

LIBERI SCHOOL

LIBERI SCHOOL

“Throwing Seeds” was an intensive thematic-arts workshop series Dawn Breeze created as the founding art director at Liberi School for children grades Kindergarten to eighth in 2015. The series provided an opportunity to experience a sense of personal value made possible by individual contributions in various creative languages to a collective cause or project. “Throwing Seeds” broadened the definition of art and of the artist, recognizing art as creative action in service to positive change. The collaborative creative learning built pride and community while modeling a possible future of liberation.learn more about it at https://www.state.gov/communist-china-and-the-free-worlds-future/

“Dawn was able to adjust her approaches to the children’s developmental stage with excellent results. The children look forward to art class each week. The curriculum meets each child individually and allows each to explore his/her own idiosyncratic aesthetic, self-expression, and artistic journey. Dawn’s class engages children in art as another human language—just as The Liberi School engages children in the languages of literacy, math, science, cultural history, music, dance, and theater as means to humanistic liberation through a multi-layered understanding of humanity and mastery of diverse skills.” —Jennifer Strodl, Founder of The Liberi School

LIBERI SCHOOL

HIGH WATCH RECOVERY CENTER

In 2011 Breeze created a unique weekly arts program for multi-aged residents of Highwatch Recovery Center, a dual diagnosis treatment center in Kent, Connecticut. Breeze facilitated her program from 2011 to 2018, leading more than 2,000 individuals in a creative practice of self-realization, resilience building, authentic expression, renewal, and re-orientation to personal purpose. Breeze’s program used the Creativity + Courage™ curriculum and methodology as a base and tailored the workshops to meet the needs of people in recovery.

“I learned that art, and the process of making mistakes and being ok with that is good. The exercises in the workshop fit in good with our treatment. I loved the chance to get my hands dirty and play, and learn, and see, and think in more than one way—I only wished for more!” — Steve R.