Creative Catalyst Workshop | COMING SOON! - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Online, Worldwide

Drawing Lines and Emotion

A workshop of the Creative Catalyst Series

Making space in our lives is a gift from this period of quarantine. In this workshop led by Guatemalan-based facilitator, Melanie Schambach, we will take time to fill this pause with the bravery to face our whole selves. This will allow us to come together with a good sense of who we are and what we are feeling during this tipping point moment of transforming our cultural systems and values.

In this workshop, you will learn an easy to use tool on how to listen to your inner whispers by drawing a palette of lines and emotions. After the workshop, you’ll be able to use this visual language to continue to explore your unspoken fears, anger, sadness, joy, and stillness. Get ready to dance the lines of your internal geography!

9am Seattle / Vancouver | 11am Bogota | 12pm Toronto | 1pm Rio de Janeiro | 5pm London | 6pm Cape Town | 9:30pm Bangalore

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For this workshop, you will need:

  • Several sheets of recycled paper such as newsprint, rolls of paper or recycled cardboard (letter size or larger; it does not have to be blank).
  • Crayons or oil pastels (colored pencils or markers are okay).
  • One large plain piece of paper of any color for your final piece (If you use dark paper, be sure you have light colored crayons that will be visible).
  • a quiet space with limited distractions
  • a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android device with a camera
  • a good internet connection (call in will not be available)
  • power for your device to ensure that it lasts for 90 minutes
  • to have Zoom downloaded on your device before the workshop (See our ZOOM TIPS below)

We welcome you to join the workshop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time so that you can get oriented and ready to participate when the meeting starts. Please be aware that the workshop will be closed to new participants 5 minutes after the session starts.

To receive a link to join us, you will need to REGISTER for the workshop. If it turns out that you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by using the link in the confirmation email. By registering, you will automatically be added to our mailing list so that you can receive an email with resources after this training as well as notifications about future trainings. You can unsubscribe at any time.

The Creative Catalyst Series brings the practice of creative expression to you wherever you are in the world.

This program is offered for FREE by Partners for Youth Empowerment.

We appreciate any donations you give to support these workshops. The suggested donation is $10. Thank you!


This workshop will take place in a private and secure PYE Zoom room.

  • UPDATE TO ZOOM 5.0: This update is REQUIRED to be able to join Zoom meetings after May 30. If you haven’t updated to the latest version of Zoom, you can do so by following the steps given here.
  • CHANGE YOUR NAME IN ZOOM: Once you enter the workshop, consider changing your name to your preferred name, your preferred pronouns, and your location. You can do this by selecting ‘Participants’ on your toolbar, finding your name and hovering over it, clicking ‘More’, and selecting ‘Rename’.
  • RECORDING: This workshop will be recorded for possible promotional use; participant video will not be shared without permission. There will be no recording of private conversations in break out rooms.
  • INSTALL ZOOM: Before the workshop, you will need to install the Zoom app and check to make sure that your camera, speaker and microphone are working properly. For help in getting Zoom set up on your device, here are some resources:
  • VIDEO: When you enter the room, your video will be on; you can turn it off at any time by clicking on the camera icon.
  • AUDIO: All participants will be ‘MUTED’ until given permission by the facilitator. You turn your audio on and off by clicking on the microphone icon. And if you have excessive noise in your environment, please ‘MUTE’ unless you are talking.
  • CHAT: You can submit questions and comments to the group or directly to the facilitator through the chat feature. Click “CHAT” and a chat box will appear. Here you can view and make comments and ask questions.
  • IN MEETING SUPPORT: If you have technical issues once you are in the workshop, you can chat with our “Support” person privately through the chat feature and we will do our best to assist you.


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November 10 - November 10, 2020
(9am Seattle / Vancouver | 11am Bogota | 12pm Toronto | 1pm Rio de Janeiro | 5pm London | 6pm Cape Town | 9:30pm Bangalore)


Zoom, Online, Worldwide


90 minutes

Prerequisites: No previous experience required.

Registration Fee: FREE

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