Our research showed that community building and expressive capacity can be enhanced by creating multiple entry points to improvising. We encourage you to explore your own ways to mix different kinds of art together in your community projects.
We included theatre, music and visual arts in our earlier studies. We were lucky to work with two Canadian visual artists, Larissa Kitchemonia and Geanna Dunbar, who have participated in improvised art making projects before.
We took their beautiful paintings, drawing and beadwork, and turned them into colouring sheets. We then offered the colouring sheets, as well as blank paper and art supplies, to everyone in the workshops, and we made drawing and colouring part of our improvisations. The results were quite inspiring.
We took digital images and modified them using graphic design software (like Adobe Photoshop).
Here are some examples, do contact us if you would like to speak to the artists directly about purchasing these, but we really hope you make your own colouring sheets by working with a local artist in your area.
Artwork: Larissa Kitchemonia