Shaping Dreams Together is a project co-funded by the President’s Award for
Creativity, in collaboration with Arts Council Malta and Alka Ceramics.
This project is a great opportunity for children to learn how to use clay to express their
thoughts and emotions. From a lump of clay, the children will be able to create different
forms. This project also has a therapeutic aspect. A therapist will also be present during
the sessions to help the children process any feelings or emotions that may be triggered
whilst moulding the clay. During this project the children will:
- Learn about the various uses of clay
- Learn to copy very basic objects
- Increase their creative skills
- Be given the opportunity to decorate according to their own imagination
- Grow and look at life with a positive attitude
This online project is free of charge and designed for children aged between 8-10.
The project is made up of a total of 10 weekly sessions (Jan-Mar 2021) and each session is
75 mins long. The sessions will be virtual and will be held on the digital platform
‘zoom’. Days and time are yet to be confirmed.
Ms Joan Haber is ceramic artist who has been working in ceramics full time since 1980. She
studied art in Gozo and trained in ceramics under her husband, ceramic graduate and artist
Paul Haber. Together with her husband she set up a ceramics factory Alka Ceramics, where a
fully structured ceramics program is held throughout the year. Clay Club at Alka gives
participants have many different opportunities for team building sessions, school outings,
pottery birthday parties, sculpture classes and pottery online sessions. Ms Haber teaches
and organizes workshops and events related to ceramics, sculpture and hands on experiences
for children, students and artists. At Alka Ms Haber accepts students for internships, job
shadowing, and work experience. She has also participated in many creativity related
projects such as Kreattiv and Premju tal-President ghal Kreattivita.
Ms Jessica Quirolo is a trainee Gestalt psychotherapist, who is currently in her final year
of studies of Master in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the Gestalt Training Institute of Malta.
She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Malta. Ms Quirolo
has experience working in the field of disability, specifically with children and
adolescents on the autism spectrum disorder. She is also working in the mental health field
with adults, adolescents, and children experiencing medical and physical health conditions.
Ms Quirolo has a special interest in working with children and adolescents and has in fact
been involved in Scouting as a leader for 7 years. During the past two years, she has worked
as a support staff member, a group facilitator, and a trainee psychotherapist at KVF. In her
therapeutic work, Ms Quirolo enjoys getting creative and using varied artistic modalities to
support the therapeutic process.
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