Glück Workshops is based on the principle of learning through curiosity, playing, exploring new objects and ideas/interactions; and mainly exchanging between kids and me.
I believe in creativity as a tool for surviving and thriving in the world today.
I talk a little bit more about this concept on this video:
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.
My name is Deborah Rodrigues (aka Tartaruga Feliz). I work with Art and technology. Through my explorations in these fields, I bring ideas to my workshops with children, and invite them to participate in this process with me. My workshops explores the intersection of learning, interaction and play as a path to strengthen creativity.
Before creating Glück Workshops, I worked as an illustrator for kids for more than 10 years. I participated in projects developing characters and illustrations for Disney Club Penguin and in exhibitions around the world.
I published a zine and I had my first solo exhibition in 2014. I also professionalized in Character Design with the Pictoplasma Academy, in Berlin. I like to explore! If you want more, visit me at tartarugafeliz.com.
Picture by Shai Levy.