Educational and art workshops

Within “Poznawaj” project we organised 40 educational and artistic workshops for youth and adults.

Educational workshops and study visits:

The First Aid workshop was conducted by Fundacja Rozwoju Edukacji i Turystyki “Rysy” at the office. 17 participants learned important skills like checking breathing, providing ambulance information, performing heart massage, waiting for ambulance, and helping babies with breathing. The techniques were demonstrated and practiced on a manikin.

A visit to “Niewidzialna ulica” social enterprise gave us a chance to experience life as someone with vision problems. Led by a blind guide, we explored rooms in complete darkness and learned about Braille, assistive devices and more.

The culinary workshop taught 19 people how to make cookies, with a focus on the history of the recipe and exact measurements.

During the workshop, participants used coaching practices to clarify their desired career path. They evaluated their skills and achievements and worked in pairs to set achievable goals towards their professional vision. They also identified the first steps towards achieving their goals.

The workshop focused on legal stay in Poland and provided information on current options for legalization. The lawyer discussed steps and future prospects for foreigners and their families to ensure a safe and legal future.

Participants attended a workshop on cognitive biases by speaker Emir Shevkiev. They learned about avoiding seller tricks, using critical thinking skills and making informed decisions in everyday life.

The “I am tomorrow” workshop helped participants determine their desired future and professional goals using the Ikigai technique. They analyzed connections and made conclusions to determine specific steps for implementation.

Ms. Jola from Niewidzialna Ulica foundation held a cooking workshop with Polish and Ukrainian participants. They cooked Ukrainian Borsch and Pieróg Łazarski, a variation of pierogi from Poznań. The workshop ended with a shared meal where everyone tried the dishes and chatted about both cultures.

A game was played where they ran a simulated business and faced challenges, requiring brainstorming with their partner to maximize profits. The workshop offered a unique opportunity to gain experience in running a social business in a fun and easy way.

The visit to the museum was a special event that offered a tour of the museum and its history. Participants tasted traditional white Polish sausage, visited a children’s workshop, saw old equipment and carriages, and learned about the process of making Polish beer.

The workshop aimed to help participants stay informed while protecting their mental and emotional well-being. Participants learned to choose credible news sources and how to avoid misinformation through media literacy and critical thinking.

The participants visited the Croissant Museum in Poznań where they learned to make croissants and discovered the city’s history, slang and traditions through exploring historical sites and trying local cuisine like dumplings, zhurek soup and “pyry” potatoes.

The lecture at Logos office covered how to turn a craft into a product and monetize it. Zaitsev Agency speakers shared case studies and strategies for finding a job in Poland. A special guest of the workshop was a woman from Ukraine who successfully started a hair salon after relocating due to war.

Art workshops:

Logos organized several workshops for refugees and locals, including a floristic workshop and a clay workshop for Christmas decorations, as well as a series of artistic workshops called “Co-creating Remedies” and a workshop titled “Sharing and Caring” led by Spanish artist Seila Fernandez.

The “Co-creating Remedies” workshops aimed to create an inclusive and peaceful atmosphere where participants from various backgrounds could explore emotions through artistic tools, while the “Sharing and Caring” workshop provided a safe space for parents and their children to explore their emotions and create collaboratively using different art techniques.

Participants from various backgrounds, including refugees and locals, collaborated and shared their creativity, resulting in beautiful collaborative creations.

Art and musical workshops in cooperation with social club “MY”:

The social club “MY” organized a series of art and musical workshops for adults and youth as part of the “Poznawaj” project.

The art workshops focused on various ukrainian, belarusian and polish artists, including Maria Prymachenko, Marc Chagall, Israel Litvak, Jerzy Pietrowicz, Chaim Soutine, and Tadeusz Makowski. The workshops aimed to introduce participants to different art styles, techniques, and artists’ biographies, providing them with an opportunity to create their own artwork. The workshops also aimed to create a relaxed atmosphere for participants to connect with each other and explore the power of art.

A series of musical workshops provided an introduction to the world of music, explained the basics of creating arrangements, and showcased different programs for music production. Participants were given the opportunity to try themselves as a musicians and create their own musical compositions. The workshops were conducted in cooperation with local stakeholders and aimed to reveal the musical potential of the participants, regardless of their level of experience.