How Much Rest Do We Need?
Each and every day we learn how to deepen our knowledge and use our skills. Yet, who teaches us how to really pause? This children’s workshop invites you to take a break and to think about what “doing nothing” or “resting” means to you.
- In German
- For children aged 7 to 14
If you want to be creative, you need time to deepen ideas. Periods of rest give us the opportunity to recharge our batteries and to take care of ourselves. It is often difficult to allow ourselves such breaks, despite knowing the importance of them in theory. The workshop will start with a brief introduction, after which we will take a period to do nothing, allowing thoughts, wishes and ideas to arise. Surrounded by Emeka Ogboh’s artwork Ámà: The Gathering Place, we will playfully exchange these ideas before exploring how guided meditation can put our minds to rest.
Ephra is a collective of artists and art educators based in Berlin. Together with schools, art institutions and artists, they test new ways of art education and create special art connections for young people. https://.ephra.de/
Rebecca Raue is the founder of Ephra and a visual artist. She studied art with Georg Baselitz and Rebecca Horn and lives and works in Berlin. With Ephra, she opens up a space to come together and have experiences together with and through art that positively shape the lives of everyone involved.
llka Lorenzen studied European Ethnology, Cultural Studies and Romance Studies in Berlin and Paris. As a radio journalist and freelance writer for children’s and music programmes on Deutschlandfunk Kultur, she has also led many workshops on art topics. She loves listening to children and especially picking up on the quiet nuances.