Lukasz Krzywon, originally from Poland is the founder and CEO of Creative Together (formerly known as Little Rainbow Academy).
Lukasz, is a philosopher, artist, musician and educator. has been living in Co. Mayo in Ireland since 2004. He is also a Senior Travel Officer with Green-Schools Ireland and delivers an educational programme for SEAI.
He has taught in various educational settings, from early childhood to adult education and over the last ten years has delivered hundreds of creativity and philosophy workshops and worked on many different corporate, community, festivals and events.
For the last 25 years, he has practised mindfulness and other meditation techniques as well as participated in the men's movement in Ireland, empowering men and educating them about emotional intelligence.
Over the years Lukasz has facilitated and thought tens of thousands of people across Ireland.
He works with his wife, Kasia, who is a Mindfulness Teacher, Massage Therapist and Sound Practitioner. She is trained in the Massage in Schools Programme and Mindfulness Teacher. She also studied Childcare and Play Therapy in Ireland.
Lukasz has an MA in Philosophy (2005) and is an accredited specialist with the Philosophy Foundation in London since 2014, to do philosophy with children and young adults. He also trained with Philosophy Ireland and Erasmus + on P4C and The Enquiring Classroom. He is also trained as a trainer for delivering the Thinking Moves programme with Dialogue Works (UK).
He is an editor for Polish Philosophy Magazine Filozofuj! writing about Philosophy for Children (P4C) and is a published author. His books Philosophise with children (Academicon, Poland, 2019) are handbooks for educators about facilitating philosophical enquiry with children. He is an active member of SOPHIA European Network of Advancement of Philosophy with Children.
He is trained as a manual therapist and First Aider, holds diplomas in Childcare, Special Needs Assistant (FETAC 5) and Play Therapy Skills (FETAC 6), and Neuroscience of Education. He is also a Certified Teacher of Yoga for Children and Qi Gong Instructor and a Sound Practitioner,
Lukasz has learned drumming and facilitation skills with the grandfather of modern drum circle movement Arthur Hull and has been trained in traditional Samoan slap dance Sasa by Chrys Blanchard, an amazing facilitator from the UK. He is also a self-taught visual artist both in traditional visual arts like painting and graphic designing, with exhibitions in Poland and Ireland.
happier generations happier communities
The mission of Creative Together is to connect communities through art, music, and philosophy. We support the integrity of families, local communities and any team of people, by creating unique opportunities to spend quality time together in a creative and fun way. We also are here to support schools and teachers with new ideas and tools.
We work towards:
- more reflection, critical and creative thinking in education
- multicultural integration, social inclusion, positive mental health and happier generations.
- better communication in the modern, multinational and multicultural society of Ireland.
- a more creative and inclusive Ireland.
We actively promote well-being, healthy lifestyles, respect towards others, nature and the role of all kinds of arts.
Arts such as music, drama, drawing and painting, crafts and philosophy are an important part of children's developmental process, but they also should be part of every individual's life.
We believe that there is creativity within everyone and a need for more play, games and physical activities in all of our lives. Fun is the key to getting children's interest when introducing them to new ideas, so we always work on interesting and funny ways to work with the younger generation. Similarly, with adults, we believe that the inner creative child is still there and needs nourishment too.
Since early childhood Lukasz has always been a creative person with his hands on everything he could try from music, crafts, painting, drawing, recording music, photo and video editing, carving spoons and writing books - you name it!
After studying all aspects of human nature for the last 20 years he has discovered that the main patterns and scripts of our lives begin in the early years when we develop our personality. The way we were treated when we were children and the opportunities that arise during this time, create our personality for our whole life. With this knowledge and the natural gift to form good relationships with people, he decided to work with kids, teenagers and adults to help develop their natural creative talents and abilities and to create unique opportunities for them to learn in this rapidly changing world.
He loves working with teenagers, adults, teachers and parents to build stronger bonds within the families and communities they belong to and is also deeply concerned with the positive mental health and well-being of all generations.
When working with children all the rules and national guidelines for good practice are followed, always thinking of children first.
Note: All Garda vetting protocols are followed strictly by all members of the Creative Together team.