Certificate Program in Foundational Theories of Multimodal Expressive Arts – Complete Program Online via Email and Skype

Traditional Shamanic Papel Picado: Museo del Arte Popular, Coyoacan, Mexico
Traditional Shamanic Papel Picado: Museo del Arte Popular, Coyoacan, Mexico

El Colectivo Macondo Expressive Arts Institute Announces a New Certificate Program in Multimodal Expressive Arts available by Distance Learning via email and Skype.

This program consists of three foundational Individualized Courses in Multimodal Expressive Arts and a Culminating Proposal Project.

Individually Designed Courses: We engage with the Expressive Arts Theory that informs our work with clients and in our communities in the form of Individually Designed Courses  online via Distance Learning format. Courses are planned by students in collaboration with teacher-mentors. Together they select relevant readings and other media resources and create objectives that meet the student’s needs related to personal and professional goals. Students meet regularly with their mentors during the course by phone, email, and Skype. Three Individually Designed Courses are required for the completion of the Certificate in Theories of Multimodal Expressive Arts:

  • 1) Multimodal Expressive Arts Theory and Personal Experience: Foundational Readings and How to Begin Your Personal Expressive Arts Practice,
Touch Drawings as Personal Practice
Touch Drawings as Personal Practice
body mapping as personal practice
body mapping as personal practice

In this course, you will read and discuss foundational theoretical readings and explore personal experiences of expressive processes in consultation with your mentor and create a final project.

  • 2) Multimodal Expressive Arts work with Groups. I this course you will study and discuss theories of Multimodal Expressive Arts Group Work and process. You will also learn about and discuss the ways Expressive work is accessed in practices, embedded in traditional cultures worldwide.
Expressive Arts Group Activity
Expressive Arts Group Activity

  • 3) Multimodal Expressive Arts in the Community and Social Justice. Students may elect to take additional Individually Designed Courses based on their personal and professional goals.
Installation of birds made of wood and vegetable fibers along pedestrian walkway in Oaxaca. A collaboration between an artist and his community
Installation of birds made of wood and vegetable fibers along pedestrian walkway in Oaxaca. A collaboration between an artist and his community

Culminating Project: Each student will create a proposal for a project in their home community with the goal of Integrating their Multimodal learning with their specific interests in working with particular populations and or addressing particular community problems.

Costs: “A La Carte” pricing. Students pay for component(s) in which she/he is actively participating.

Individually Designed Courses: $225 each. Each course lasts 3 months.

Culminating Proposal Project: $225. The Project Proposal will be created together

Monthly Mentoring Sessions: One hour per month at no charge for enrolled students. Otherwise, $25 per hour.

More information:

www.elcolectivomacondo.com

elcolectivomacondo@gmail.com

Multimodal Expressive Arts and El Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico 2016

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Installation of birds made of wood and vegetable fibers along pedestrian walkway in Oaxaca
Installation of birds made of wood and vegetable fibers along pedestrian walkway in Oaxaca
Join El Colectivo Macondo Expressive Arts Institute in Oaxaca, Mexico for a Multimodal Expressive Arts workshop during the celebration of El Dia de Los Muertos! October – November, 2016
Two Choices for Program Length:
Full Program: October 26- November 5 $990 tuition
Short Program: October 28- November 2 $635  tuition
The short program focuses on the ritual, Dia de Los Muertos. The long program also includes additional workshops in Multimodal and Popular Art Practices and Experiential work in neighboring communities of traditional artisans.

Sample Workshop Activities:
Visit to the Paper-making Collective in San Augustin Etla. We will learn about the process of creating artisanal paper using natural fiber and dyestuffs and see the creations of paper artists. We will have the opportunity to purchase handmade paper for our Expressive projects.
Jewelry made from handmade paper in St. Augustin Etla, Oaxaca
Jewelry made from handmade paper in St. Augustin Etla, Oaxaca
Visit to the artisan community of Zapotec people who are weavers in Teotitlan del Valle. We will learn about their process of making natural dyes, preparing wool and yarn and weaving on the treadle loom and embroidery stitches . In addition to informing our expressive work, these processes are rich metaphors for our psychological and expressive work with our clients – for example, weaving together, transforming by spinning, alchemical mixing and blending to make new colors.

 

Visits to Food and Craft Markets to shop for foods, flowers, symbols, and craft items for our Multimodal and Expressive projects and activities.
Visit to the town Santa Maria de Azompa and the creators of fanciful and green glazed pottery.
Multimodal and Popular Arts Practices and Experiential Activities informed by the rituals and celebrations of El Dia de Los Muertos. You will learn practices and activities that you can take home to your clients and communities including altar making.
Dia de los Muertos Sculpture by Jesus Pastor
Dia de los Muertos Sculpture by Jesus Pastor
Dia de Los Muertos Collaborative activity with members of a local community.
Visit to a Palenque – the place of the ritual preparation of Mezcal.
Exploration of the ancient ruins and ritual site of Monte Alban and the ritual practices of the Zapotec people.
We will visit Oaxaca’s artisan operated craft cooperatives including the work of  jewelry makers, potters, weavers, leather workers, and sculptors. There will be many great opportunities for holiday shopping.
Huipil from the region of Juchitan, Oaxaca
Huipil from the region of Juchitan, Oaxaca

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Every day there are public offerings of art: processions, performance art, music, public installations. Oaxaca wraps us in creativity.
The Short Program will provide 30 hours of Multimodal Expressive Arts contact hours.
The Long Program will provide 60 hours of Multimodal Expressive Arts contact hours.
Our hotel cost will be approximately $80 per night for a room with 2 double beds.
The two nights most important nights for Day of the Dead (October 31 and November 1) area bit more expensive. Please be in touch if you might travel because hotel rooms especially for October 31 and November 1 sell out fast.
Please be in touch with questions
elcolectivomacondo@gmail.com
For more information
www.elcolectivomacondo.com
We hope you will join us!! Wendy and El Colectivo Macondo
Performance Art in Oaxaca!!!

 

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Papier Mache Sculpture by teacher Jesus Pastor