Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Creative and Visual Arts: Agents of Transformation

Prof. Pam Dunne.


This interactive workshop explores the ways that the creative and visual arts re-define the human, and how they further the case for the humanities through movement/dance, art, music, drama, photography and poetry in learning, transformation and personal growth. Participants will be invited to explore these art forms through a series of short creative exercises utilizing masks, fabrics, drawings and other creative media and materials to inform important life choices and invite learning. A group celebration ritual, which honors these choices and the role of the humanities in helping individuals to envision their dreams will conclude the workshop.

Presenters

Prof. Pam Dunne  (United States)
Professor and Director
Professor in Theatre Arts and Dance Director of Drama Therapy Institute
California State University Los Angeles and Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles

Pam Dunne, Ph.D,RDT/BCT serves as Professor of Theatre Arts & Dance at California State University, Los Angeles & is Director of the Drama Therapy Institute of LA. She is author of over 8 books (i.e. Narradrama: Integrating, Drama Therapy, Narrative and the Creative Arts, The Narrative Therapist and the Arts and Double Stick Tape: Narrative, Poetry and Drama as Therapy for Adolescents). She is a contributing author for 2004 releases: Welcome Home:A Multi-Cultural Adoption Reader & Action Methods in Group Psychotherapy. Dr. Dunne is past President of the National Association for Drama Therapy (NADT) & currently serves as on the NADT Foundation. Dr. Dunne operates a private practice in LA & conducts workshops and training internationally.

Keywords
  • Interactive
  • Creative and visual arts
  • Role of arts in learning
  • Role of arts in transformation & Personal growth
  • Integrating arts in learning and Personal growth
  • Participatory, interactive, hands on workshop



(60 min. Workshop, English)