"This workshop was a wonderful experience for me, as I haven't done something similar before. At the beginning I was a bit afraid of painting, especially painting myself, because I'm a shy person. To be honest, it was a great experience as I didn't expect at all that it would be a pleasentful exercice. It was very amazing to see how Mr. Kairouz was skillful to manage such a heterogeneous group and to lead it to a successful result. I must admit that I'm really proud of our common "masterpiece" (WEIBEL YANN ICN3).
"Thank you very much for this enjoyable but disturbing experimentation! In fact we lost our comfortable habits of being skilled in our field of expertise to discover the pleasure and the associated risks to create without knowing. Thanks to David for having created a positive climate between the participants. The positive feed back were necessary for people like me who are more used to writing and speaking than drawing." (Sybil PERSSON, ICNBS).
"What happened in David Kayrouz’s workshop is in fact not easy to explain to others. Indeed, it must be felt, experimented by oneself to really understand what is going on there! For my part I deeply learned a lot about myself and people in the group, my own vision of the world, the “whole”, about the complexity of relationships within a heterogeneous group and the way how we can deal with it for the good of a common goal. During the experiment it was as if my mind, heart and feelings were on the same wavelength at the same time, what made then surprisingly easy to express things I think I would have never been able to express - and simply to feel and understand - within a “classic” context, namely without art and this great, stimulating, creative workshop! A collective work art - and the proud we felt of participating in it! - emerged from this workshop, thanks to David Kayrouz. I am sure we will all keep this magic experiment and its learning in our minds for a very long time...” (Clarice BERTIN, ICNBS).
"David,s workshop was inspiring to me and jump started my own repressed desire to paint. I am encouraged to take up this aesthetic practiice in coming months." (WEIBEL YANN ICN3).
"In the workshop, we have expressed ourselves through individual then group painting. We have analyzed our works and put an emphasis on the differences of perception between group members. It was interesting to see how ones ‘work could be enriched by others. I also liked the work we made to free ourselves from beliefs or thinking patterns in order to achieve more creativity !" (Simon Varennes, ICN3).