Programs for primary school
Trim size in cm: 21x29,7cm
Publication date: 01/11/2021
Suitable for: Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)
This notebook proposes 11 collective workshops planned for allowing primary school children to investigate art, with inspiration from Art Brut, to create and invent without judgement to discover unedited ways to make art and imagine.
Art Brut, a concept invented in 1945 by the French painter Jean Dubuffet to indicate the artistic productions made by non-professionals or psychiatric hospital patients who operate outside the conventional aesthetic norms, leaves room for improvisation and rejects any explicit reference sought after by other trends. It invites us to discover, and perhaps that is why it seems so close to the connotation of childhood.
What is Art Brut
Art Brut: brief introductory nods
“I strive towards imaginary creations and turn my back on reality”: Dubuffet and the material thread of informal art
Inventing Art Brut: a big revolution
And so, how do you create Art Brut?
From Art Brut to us, or vice versa. Like an uroboro
Collective workshop: what if Art Brut is included at school
About wonders and creative urgency
The freedom to express oneself
Ten thoughts for an educator
Is the creative process a metamorphosis?
The space inside
Notes for planning
The right to creativity. The social value of the development of our creative capabilities.
Proposal A - Collective self-portraits
Proposal B - Design with the wind
Proposal C - Copy with me
Proposal D - Flying monsters
Proposal E - Transforming space with white boxes
Proposal F - Transforming space (an example with stones)
Proposal G - Imaginary reconstruction of improbable objects (homage to Bruno Munari)
Proposal H - The image workshop: the star factory
Proposal I - An exhibition that is like a party!
Proposal L - Many colours in one
Proposal M - Transforming noise into heat
Bibliography and photography credits
Programmes for primary school
11 collective workshops in a single notebook providing primary school teachers with instructions to allow children investigate art with inspiration from Art Brut.
Discovering Art Brut
Art Brut is a concept invented in 1945 by the French painter Jean Dubuffet to indicate artistic productions created by non-professionals or psychiatric hospital patients who operate outside the conventional aesthetic norms. It is a form of expression that welcomes the discovery of what "escapes, overflows, crosses over, (...) because it implies the relationship of equal exchange with plants, animals, objects, worlds, because it engages the mixing of languages and constant change", and perhaps that is why it seems so close to the connotation of childhood.
Inclusive Workshops with Art Brut looks like a notebook where you can read shared notes and write your own notes and reflections. It offers suggestions and materials to organize inclusive art programmes inspired by Art Brut with primary school children. The proposals contained in the book urge us to move away from precise gestures and invite us to make art “with what happens,” for example by using a branch instead of a brush, or by mixing colors even before learning to catalogue them.
STRUCTURE AND CONTENTS
A rich photographic exhibition introduces Art Brut, its history and evolution.
With various practical examples, the volume presents workshops created with Art Brut in schools.
It offers 11 collective workshops to be created together with primary school children to help them discover art by drawing inspiration from Art Brut.
11 Collective Atelier
Leaf through some pages of the book which have been translated into English to facilitate your evaluation of the product:
Alessandra Falconi Head of the Alberto Manzi Center and the Zaffiria Center, she deals with media education and digital creativity. She is responsible for the national project #Esediventifarfalla for combating educational poverty, #nodrugstobecool for the prevention of drug use and drug dealing, and the educational experimentation of SilenceHate. She is responsible for the Italiantoy game collection, and a Bruno Munari® Method atelierista.
Valentina De Pasca Art historian and professional in the publishing field, her work in the publishing world allows her to explore issues related to the design, sale and promotion of books, as well as carry out authorial projects in the artistic and literary fields.