For the creative man

New tools: Kitsiri DeSilva is running a course for men to explore their creative side. Picture: Matthew Poon www.communitypix.com.au d395606
New tools: Kitsiri DeSilva is running a course for men to explore their creative side. Picture: Matthew Poon www.communitypix.com.au d395606

Kitsiri DeSilva, whose background is in the disability, health and childcare sectors, now runs retreats and artistic expression courses, including primal dance workshops in Bedfordale.

At Roleystone Family Centre next month, he will conduct Men Behaving Creatively, which he said would help ordinary men have fun, make friends and channel their physical energy.

He said they would explore movement, and develop story-telling and writing skills among others.

‘I’m particularly passionate about men’s and boys’ programs because stereotypically ” and it’s a very real thing ” men are a lot more locked and stiff with their emotions, and their ability to express themselves creatively,’ he said.

‘There’s a lot of support and encouragement for women to be able to do that, and there’s very little for men. I’m not really a manly man and had to work out how I fit into a world where men drink beer and go to the footy ‘