LocaleM is a service that provide multidisciplinary group workshops that are designed to explore and stimulate creativity through the use of expressive arts such as painting, drawing, tracing, music, kinesthetic dance expression, writing and free-choreography through movement.
The activity integrates art and dance therapy techniques triggering the development of metacognitive skills (consciousness and self-awareness), the body senses, and the imagination.
"The main objective of the group activity is based on the experience and the process and not on the final product"
MARIA ISABEL RODRIGUEZ
I have devoted most of my life to the process of creating art and in the past few years I have developped a deeper knowledge and understanding of the benefits that provide combining art and dance therapy techniques through the use of different expressive arts.
Being an artist myself has allow me to understand the creative process, and it is through my own method based on my personal research that I humbly confirm that I am able to deliver and guide children and adults to free themselves to discover their full creative potential.
About my personal history, visual and performing arts have being always part of my life.
Coming from a family of professional flamenco dancers, opera singers and performers, I can proudly say that art runs in my blood.
I have taken theatre courses that brought me to act in advertisements and commercials for television and cinema. I have also practice many types of dances such as Flamenco, Jota, Salsa, Merengue, and Tango.
In regards of my academic history, I have a College Level Diploma in Illustration and Design from Dawson College in Canada.
I have worked in the editorial field as an illustrator, for the major fashion companies in Montréal as a textile designer. In visual arts I have done multiple fine art exhibitions in different galleries in Canada (https://contact92691.wixsite.com/yisraprevail).
I also had a training in dance therapy in collaboration with the National Center of Dance-therapy of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.
Recently I have obtained a CEU certificate from the Expressive Arts Institute of California based on Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy.
Founder and Director of LocaleM
"I truly believe that anyone have the potential to create when the right stimulation and opportunity is given"
The services of LocaleM are given to different institutions and each workshop is adapted according to the intellectual, cognitive and physical capacity of the participants.
LocaleM works with schools, nurseries, libraries, cooperatives, institutions and organizations, seniors centres, and in cultural and community centres.
LocaleM uses through the activities multiple expression arts to address themes such as why it is important to work together? How we can reach understanding? How to value and to appreciate others.
CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY CENTRES
INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS
CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS , BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS OR LEARNING DISABILITY
SENIORS and ADULTS 18 + years old
ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Ages 4 - 18 + years old
FAMILY / CAREGIVERS WORKSHOPS
Adults and Children 1 year old and older
LocaleM offer specific workshops adapt to meet the particular needs.
The activities provides a safe, challenging and nurturing atmosphere for personal growth
The workshops can cover activities for all year round
Children 3 -5 and 6 - 10 yrs
Words in Movement
Mirror Dance Movement
Festive Calendar Themes like Halloween, Dance Day, Black History month etc.
Art and Dance Classic Workshop
Each activity is based on one hour workshop
Leadership and Trust
Passive / Agressive
Critical and Creative Thinking
LocaleM has created a series of workshops with the aim of improving communication, work and group dynamics, empathy and human consciousness, and releasing stress at the professional level.
Each activity can be based on 1 to 2 hrs or they can be based on 1 day or + workshops
Children 2 - 5 yrs
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
DAY CAMPS- SPRING WEEK -SUMMER CAMPS
Children 5 - 12 yrs
Children 12 - 17 yrs
LocaleM offers dynamic activities
that stimulate creativity, emotional intelligence, empathy, group dynamics, and communication
The workshops can cover activities for all year around