C2 – WIA – LOCAL ART
Participants acquired the following skills:
- Regarding the hard skills acquisition, specific competencies, skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to perform the different tasks. They became subject matter expertise working on local and national Female artist (Dimitra Siaterli, Aggelika Korovessi, Litsa Papadimitriou) and European female artist (Louise Bourgeois, Sofonisba Anguissola, Tamara Lempicka and Hannah Höch) They also acquired several technical skills as they got to know the engraving techniques and the black theatre as an art expression and had contact with different types of portraits and the photo collage technique.
- Concerning the soft (interpersonal) skills, participants experienced new life situations to which they have to adapt. They improved their communication skills (in a foreign language) as they accomplished teamwork tasks in a collaboration atmosphere. They had to adapt to unforeseen situations, solving problems and opening their minds to different contexts. All activities had a main objective which was to develop in participants a critical thinking toward the women’s role in Europe art history, and so they were able to think and discuss on this topic. Taking into account the age of the participants the step taken in these skills was huge.
2.1 VISIT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF FLORINA. Art exhibition of local female artists. This visit introduced students and teachers to the local womens’ art world, engaging them to explore different forms of art, such as illustration, painting, paper cutting, sculpture etc, and a wide range of techniques, materials, and tools. Students were introduced to composition elements of an artwork and were made aware that every viewer can have a different perception of an artwork, depending on their cultural and educational background.
2.2 PROJECT ARTWORK EXHIBITION An exhibition was staged, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Florina, showcasing the art pieces pupils have produced in their schools. Each school worked on a different artist, Tamara de Lempicka, Sofia Anguissola, Louise de Bourgeois and Hannah Höch.
After the mobility, the exhibition has been promoted, as a project dissemination tool and it has been visited by other education professionals from the region.
2.3 AGGELIKA KOROVESSI AND HER CONCEPTUAL ART INSTALLATIONS. The conceptual artist Aggelika Korovessi accompanied us throughout the mobility experiences, sharing her knowledge with the students and teaching professionals. Students got to know her work, her inspirations and her way of expressing important concepts such as “Peace” through her art.
2.4 LITSA PAPADIMITRIOU. Students met the artist in the privacy of her working space. They saw what the artist was working on, they asked her what inspired her, and heard the story behind her art piece. Students, organised in transnational teams, got to work in order to exchange impressions on the works.
2.5 DIMITRA SIATERLI, ENGRAVING WORKSHOP. This workshop was held by the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of Florina. It introduced students and teachers to engraving materials and techniques to help them integrate this technique into the teaching material. Students discovered the engraving works of Dimitra Siaterli. Students got to use professional and homemade tools in order to produce their engravings.
2.6 WORKSHOP – PRINTING IN VIVLIOGEION LAB. Students witnessed the art of printing combined with the art of literature.
2.7 DISSEMINATION MEETINGS. The project was presented to the local and regional authorities. All participants of the project (students and teachers) visited the city council and the regional authorities in order to reaffirm our common project objectives.
2.8 PROJECT PLANNING MEETING The first mobility was evaluated, and the activity planning was reviewed.
2.9 AFTER THE MOBILITY Back to their countries students worked on the printing technique learnt at Florina, based on the work of Dimitra Siaterli.