You can only fail if you do nothing. That’s the maxim of artist Chantal van Heeswijk. ‘I can’t draw’, workshop participants often tell her. Chantal’s answer? Me neither, but I still earn money with it! With a little help from Chantal you’ll draw to music, with your brain or even with your eyes; the pleasure of creating something new remains paramount at all times. With Chantal’s positive approach, inspiration comes naturally. An artist in your company is guaranteed to shake things up!
An experienced teacher, Chantal can help you to unleash your ideas. Chantal tells all about her work process. “My hands are put to work and they create their own reality. I have to keep a close eye on them, because when ideas start to grow, they often grow faster than I can keep up! I hope my artistic reality can enrich your reality too.”
As Online Energizers Chantal offers three options.
Letter Roulette (15 minutes)
A true to heart Energizer to set your mind at ease. Just relax, listen to stories together, full of improvisation. Spin a letter and choose a title that suits you. Chantal reads or sings from her own work, asks stimulating questions, in short, plenty of fun. And very interactive too. Chantal has already performed her Letter Roulette with great success at Oerol and De Parade.
Who you are… (15 minutes per participant)
An Online Energizer with tangible results. Who You Are consists of attention for everyone individually, and an overview of portraits and statements for the entire group as a great bonus. Let Chantal appear in your online meeting. She will watch you closely and draw portraits in the meantime. An artistic “quick” drawer like this you have never experienced before. Idea: a portrait for all of your conference participants?
Creative Thinking (lecture/performance/workshop, about an hour)
A creative workout truly helps! We can’t make it easier, but we can make it more fun. Chantal leads an artistic session of an agreed upon length. Call it a creative break in which everything starts to move. Thanks to Chantal’s expert eye, learn to look without glasses and think with only your hands. Get to know the basics of creative thinking, and immediately apply this to any question from your sector.Chantal takes you back to the basis of observation, from where the answers come naturally.
All good things begin at the very beginning. Under Chantal’s guidance, you take a step back as a team and consider: Why am I who I am? Be aware of where you are, what you’re doing, and what keeps you going. A recalibration of both yourself and your team that will undoubtedly provide a wealth of creative fuel to continue working on.
Chantal van Heeswijk studied art, photography and design at colleges in both the Netherlands and Belgium. She has been teaching for over 10 years, including 5 years and counting as a coach at the Design Academy Eindhoven. She combines this job with her own artistic oeuvre. Her work includes free-standing and wall sculptures, drawing, performance art, poetry and writing. She regularly makes installations in which all these elements are incorporated.
Chantal gave workshops and lectures for the City of Breda, Studio de Bakkerij and the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital.
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15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes