What we do...
At Croi Anu we provide creative/holistic workshops to a range of individuals and
groups. The options currently on offer are as follows:
- One day/ weekend, creative/holistic workshops for adults
- Training/staff development days for staff groups.
- On-Going Courses (one morning per week)
- Creative Mentoring
- Evening Activities.
One day/weekend Workshops for adults
These workshops offer a range of activities that seek to explore the creative essence.
This might be through movement, drama, music, meditation and many other activities.
While processes/techniques vary they work towards bringing about awareness of potential
and the opportunity to expand into that potential. The facilitators of the workshops
are experienced and highly skilful in their specialised areas. The setting offers
a relaxed atmosphere that participants regularly comment on finding peaceful and
uplifting. These workshops are regularly updated, so check in regularly to see what has been added. For details of specific upcoming
Training/Staff development for staff groups
Staff training and development days in Croí Anú are facilitated by the centre director
Mary Pat Moloney. These range from team building, goal setting, coping with change
in changing times and creative evaluation. These workshops are growing in popularity at this time of possibility and change. They can reach the essence and find new ways forward for groups where other methods have fallen short. While specific workshops are on offer
all of these workshops/training days can be adapted to the specific needs of a group
to help gain maximum benefit from their time in Croi Anu. Links are made from the
creative work to the workplace so that insights, understanding and agreements go
back to the workplace. For details of sample
We are open to collaborating with other agencies in service provision that honours and explores the creative process. Later in 2011 we hope to provide an indept exploration/training of Forum theatre and other aspects of Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed.
These are individual sessions which provide the opportunity to bring about a greater awareness. Creativity is the tool in different forms that helps allow us to be in the moment, let go of old patterns that no longer serve us. It might be paint, clay, movement, music or sound as as used as the assisting tool. The mentor works intuitively with the forms to discern what will be of most benefit given the needs of a particular individual in a specific moment. The sessions can help identify what that life we want to create looks like and when this has been identified the initial steps to bring change so that it can manifest. This process can be fun, challenging and can for many it is a wonderful way of accessing what is essential.
For more details...
Keep checking in on additional options at Croi Anu.. Yoga is ongoing at the moment and runs in seven week cycles. There will be some evening sessions focusing on abundance in the near future and also chanting evenings. For more
Past Collaborative Courses
Older Voices programme, "Aging with Confidence" and "Voices through Art" both run for eight weeks from March- May 2010. These courses use a Community Education approach and include a variety of interactive methods including self reflection, groupwork and discussion. Croi Anu provided facilitation for a 2nd "Voices through Art" in Celbridge May-July 2010.
Co. Kildare Community Education Service (CES) & Kildare LEADER Partnership (KLP) are working together to train a Panal of Community Arts Facilitators to work with Community Groups in Co. Kildare. The training was Fetac Level 5 accredited "Community Art Practice" and ran from Feb 2010-June 2010 for 17 weeks. A very exciting project as it is bringing energised, highly skilled facilitators back into the community. Due to the innovation of the funders this course brought 108 hours of Community Arts work around the county as payment for the course was by giving voluntary (skilled) hours to the community. This training expanded from Sept-Dec 2010 with a follow on module in Community Arts Context Fetac Level 5.
BTEI worked collaboratively with Croi Anu from 2008-2010 funding modules in the following subjects. Fetac level 3 Personal/interpersonal skills, Art and design. Level 4 Organic food and Personal Effectiveness. Level 5, Combined Materials and Community Arts Practice.
Introduction to Art and Design Level 3 and Personal and Interpersonal Skills Level 3.
Croí Anú is grateful to Kildare County Council through the Arts service for providing funding for the “Herstory”
project in 2008 and 2009. “Herstory” was a project in which a group
of women worked collectively to express a communion of her story, the work culminated
in an interactive exhibit. “Herstory- The Voice” was completed in April 2010, A is a passionate group of women exploring individually and collectively their authentic voice displayed their work through improvisation in May 2010.