a thing or 2 about building relationships (?!Whaaat?!)
after a fight
...Art heals, after all...
exercise # 1
Conversations - about 15 - 20
Talk is cheap! & pictures are worth 1000 words, as they say. This exercise gives you and your date an opportunity to communicate in silence, making a collaborative picture. Each of you takes turns drawing something on the paper, responding to the other's image or design. There is time at the end to discuss your "conversation" verbally.
– 5 mins.
– 5 - 8
points – 7 mins.
exercise # 2
ScribblePortraits - about 15 - 20
Observe your date closely as you draw them very quickly, sloppily, & expressively. Each of you takes turns posing for the other. This exercise offers you a chance to experience the humility necessary for a successful relationship. But don't panic! The humility required here is just that your portrait will probably not make you look like a movie star, nor a brilliant artist. But! It may reveal some authentic, charming aspect of yourself that your date will love. . . & vice versa.
This website is made possible by an Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the state of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.