Art as a working tool
Talking about art and being part of a creative process led by an artist can help elementary schoolchildren deal with curricular subjects from a different angle.
Many students learn better through active learning and choice. This program encourages questions, kindles curiosity, promotes new inspiring ideas, and stimulates the excitement of discovery.
Every project is bespoke and unique. Their open design makes it possible to adjust them in order to meet individual needs and skills, which often means making room for improvisation, play, exploration, trial and error. Students embark on artistic processes that encourage them to think, discern, try, choose, doubt, have fun, get lost, experience creative block and, of course, make mistakes—for without mistakes there are no lessons, no progress.
The end of the school year is the time to share conclusions on the creative process. As in every artistic development process, the exhibition is the cherry on the cake: the process comes full circle and the audience sees and receives the product of creation. Like every summer, the Education Room at the Museum gets filled with works of art. This year, from June 18 to September 15, visitors can take a look at the various sections they have been grouped into: Writing, where language, words and writing play a key role; Recycling and Consumption, which brings together works that invite reflection on this topic; Maps, Architectures, and Nature, which includes bird’s-eye views, itineraries and scale models; and Films and Photos, a gathering of landscapes and people, stop-motion animation, performance, and other creations. Schoolchildren are invited to the opening event, along with their teachers and the artists they have worked with. Having their artwork exhibited at the Museum is the perfect way to end an exciting year, boosting their self-esteem and giving them recognition they will never forget.