Musical Mud Stomping Dance
Mini Mud Fun Small Scale Models
The musical mud stomp is a central component of our construction projects as it brings together all stakeholders for an afternoon of summer fun. This festive event elevates the site of the construction and generates long-lasting positive memories. It instigates a sense of belonging to place before construction is completed. Audience members see the bricks being made to music and participants get a feel for the recipe on their skin. Musicians play with a new found purpose. They become construction activators. Food is served as symbol of unity. Youth leaders take on important roles to make it a success. Therefore it is the juncture of cultural arts, construction and education.
Building a small scale model around a table is a great way to start. One can learn: the basic principles of heritage construction including the foundation, load-bearing walls and the roof. Also the recipes and techniques for wall construction/ renders/plasters/mortar and paints/finishes. One can get a hands-on feel for the recipes. A sense of teamwork can be established and the team can start planning and getting a feel for what it will take to take on a life-sized project. The finished model can be showcased to the community and used to generate support and interest in the life sized project.