During our intercession this year, SFCC wanted to provide an avenue of creative relief and creative expression for our corpsmembers and did so with the introduction of our Arts & Drama Academy! Understanding that individuals gravitate towards different modes of creativity, we offered several areas of creativity during the first week, including: 1) Claywork: Getting your Hands Dirty, 2) Painting: In touch with your creative side, 3) Improv/Acting: Drama 101 and Spoken Word: The Power of Language.
In week 2 we held a series of workshops where corpsmembers joined in a Movement in Motion workshop with our Directory of Career and Community Development, Tom Holcomb. Here we encouraged a reconnection with the body, mind and soul to release expressive energy. Additionally we held a workshop on Making Videos where corpsmembers got into groups, went off in various locations with props and filmed a video on their experience with the San Francisco Conservation Corps.
To conclude our Intercession Workshop Series we hosted a talent show where corpsmembers participated by sharing their art work, doing stand up comedy, rapping, doing spoken word and many others!