Participatory methods: human sculptures

Why should I try it?

To invite participants to observe, and to prepare them for collaborative exercises.

How do I apply it?

  1. Explain to participants that they will be creating sculptures with their bodies. Add that they will need to collaborate with at least one more person to create their sculptures. If possible, demonstrate the process (e.g. with your co-facilitator).
  2. A human sculpture can be created by two or three people. One person starts a sculpture with a gesture or movement, then another one joins, then the third one. One by one, one person leaves the sculpture, observes at it and modifies it (by putting themselves somewhere else).

What will I need?

Just some space!

What else can I do?

A lot! If you need inspiration, have a look at the video recorded by the EAEA Polish member STOP: NGO Trainers’ Association, which reflects on applied drama in adult learning and education.