Through their artistic creations, children express the evolutionary moment they are going through. They show us their inner experience in relation to the world around them. By observing four images with the same motif "the house", painted by the same child over a period of three years, from 3 to 6 years of age, we can "read" their evolutionary path and the transformation of their state of mind in relation to the surrounding world. Rudolf Kaesbach has accompanied us as a guest during the month of November 2022, carrying out artistic processes of modelling with clay with the children of Sa Llavor. The attentive contemplation of the artistic creations that emerge from this process, shows us a global vision of the evolutionary path of the children throughout the different educational stages. The artistic process must be the central axis of the educational process. Artistic activity benefits in a holistic way the healthy development and growth of the child. "I am the art teacher, they are the artists". Rudolf Kaesbach First Cycle “The Princess and the Frog” (6 years old) This image comes from the story "The Princess and the Frog" and shows a harmonious and serene composition. The union with the surrounding world is experienced. It has been made in a flat format, with small pieces of clay that create the scene, centred on the right/left orientation and symmetry. It begins with the elaboration of the earth, then the mountain and the tree. The expansion of the branches of the tree is repeated in the human figure, although somewhat more restrained. Of particular importance is the place chosen for the ball in the air, a place of balance that completes the harmony of the image. “The Bridge” (7 years old) At the age of 7, the world and oneself are still experienced as a non-separate whole and a bridge to separation begins to be built. For this creation it is proposed to make a river, the land around it and a bridge that connects the two parts. The rivers can be winding and circular, straight and long, or as in this image, smooth and well contained in the earth. The bridge appears as a symbol of that passage towards the world that the adult accompanies. Second Cycle “The Cave” (8 years old) The world and all that inhabits it, one begins to perceive and situate it from oneself, from within, but still with the security of being tucked in and at home. Some caves have a very wide entrance and appear open to the world, others are deep, dark and solid. In the image we have a cave where the figure is comfortably seated next to a fire, observing the outside where a tree with a bird appears. “The Hen” (9 years old) We see the image of a hen carrying her chicks, leaving and crossing a threshold. At around 9 years of age, the experience of separation from the environment is
ARTISTIC WORKSHOPS FOR THE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY 2022-23 The artistic process fosters freedom, activates genuine thought, awakens sensitivity and creative action. It opens up an imaginative space that facilitates experimentation and knowledge. It shows us the path of perception and dialogue, the connection with oneself, with others and with Nature. Schedule: Fridays from 5pm to 8pm // Saturdays from 10am to 1:30pm // 2:30pm to 5pm. Venue: Fundació Sa Llavor: Fundació Sa Llavor. Plaça Metge Borràs, 3. Binissalem. Mallorca Requirements: This training is open to anyone, with no need for previous artistic training. It is possible to participate in the workshops independently Approved by the Conselleria d'Educació, Cultura i Universitats de les Illes Balears as Permanent Teacher Training. Created and designed by: Escuela Cultura - Fundació Sa Llavor 1 // 25-26 November, 2022 // Architecture: Forms Disappear in Forms Guest: Rudolf Kaesbach 2 // 13-14 January, 2023 // Sculpture: The future rests in the past Guest: Rudolf Kaesbach 3 // February 3-4, 2023 // Painting: Limit Yourself, Oh! Unlimited Guest: Víctor Mardaras 4 // March 3-4, 2023// Music: Sustained in the sustained Guest: José Salinas 5 // April 21-22, 2023 // Art of the word: Listen to the weaving of the forces Guest: Severino Airoldi 6 // May 26-27, 2023 // Eurythmy: Revealing the Invisible Guest: Carina Schmid 7 // June 30-July 1, 2023/// Social Art: Moving the instinct of repose Information: http://www.sallavor.es/el-camino-del-ser-humano-a-traves-de-las-artes/ email@example.com Registration here> Escuela Cultura, an artistic impulse created from the research line of Goethean Science that activates the Art, Nature and Education project of the Fundació Sa Llavor, is a space for human encounter that promotes artistic creation, fosters cultural exchange and awakens the creative forces of intuition, imagination and inspiration, seeds for evolution and social transformation.