It is my belief that education is about discovering what makes our heart smile, first and foremost. It is only from this place that knowledge can be absorbed and exchanged in an empowering way. Education is not about telling children to memorize information, is about making them curious enough about life so they themselves are inclined to learn naturally from their own curiosity and then extend that to others.

I’m offering private classes for children where I focus on their natural talents and abilities, and bring them activities related to Arts, Technology and Play so they can learn about themselves and make their dreams come true!

I believe in creativity as a tool for surviving and thriving in the world today.

Here’s a video showing the work I’m doing with Glück Workshops:

Creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development.

When kids are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation, sensitivity and creativity that will be important in their adult lives. Creating is also a question of understanding the others, working and exchanging with them: art makes children open their mind and open up to the others.

Interested in workshops, lectures, training or want me to write you an article? Write to gluckworkshops@gmail.com and let’s work together!

About me

My name is Deborah Rodrigues (aka Tartaruga Feliz). I work with Art and technology. With Glück Workshops and my explorations in these fields, I bring ideas for activities with children, inviting them to participate in this discovery process with me. I work with children in very different parts of the planet, passing on my values and exploring the intersection of learning, interaction and play as a path to strengthen creativity. 

I also participate in research in education in the field of Arts and Technology for children. You can read about a research program on Virtual Reality and childhood with the University of Sheffield in England, and you can also explore a research about Virtual Reality and Play in collaboration with the Royal College of Arts and the University of Tokyo here.

Besides running Glück Workshops, I work as an illustrator and animator focused on childhood for more than 10 years. I participated in projects developing characters and illustrations for Disney Club Penguin and in exhibitions around the world. Exploring arts and technology, I’m focused on bringing more empathy and love to the world. Here’s my website!