Jumblies Theatre is proud to announce the Toronto launch of
Using the Creative Arts for Transformational Learning by Tessa Mendel
5-7pm on Thursday November 19th The Ground Floor – 132 Fort York Boulevard Book reading, musical performances, refreshments and more
“Using the Creative Arts for Transformational Learning is a welcome new resource for all of us working in community-engaged arts. It expresses the difficulties and desires concerning the combination of personal and social/political creative expression with a refreshing mix of subtle thought, personal experience and hands-on advice. Tessa Mendel responds to matters at the heart of our work – boldly asking a question that often gets side-stepped: how exactly does art-making cause change? In responding to this question, she succeeds in the delicate task of offering a coherent analysis and approach that illuminates theory and assists practice without being prescriptive. I will be referring to, citing and recommending this book for years to come.” – Ruth Howard, Artistic Director, Jumblies Theatre, Toronto
Grounded in a theoretical and practical exploration of critical approaches to personal and social change, Using the Creative Arts for Transformational Learning offers educators, artists, and community workers an innovative approach to using the creative arts in their work. This comprehensive resource develops an original learning model for using the creative arts to understand and address fundamental issues in our lives and in our society.