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Past exhibition

Learning through art 2023

06.13.2023 - 09.17.2023

June 13 – September 17, 2023

This exhibition presents a selection of works created by more than a hundred schoolchildren ages 6 to 12 during the 2022–2023 school year as part of the educational program Learning through Art. This initiative has been running for 25 years, and during this time it has opened up new paths in schools around the Basque Country, exploring the Primary curriculum from an artistic perspective and using a unique pedagogical approach.

Elssie Ansareo, Ibon Garagarza, Zaloa Ipiña, Nerea Lekuona, Maider López, and Ibon Saénz de Olazagoitia are the artists who have accompanied students from six schools on this adventure over the course of twenty sessions. In these sessions, artistic projects have been developed to explore matters covered in the curriculum such as sustainability, water conservation, and the expression of emotions, encouraging schoolchildren to participate in their own creative processes, inviting them to think, value, choose, try, ask questions, have fun, and sometimes also to get lost and, of course, to make mistakes, since without error there is no progress.

The exhibition closes the cycle on this artistic process by presenting to the public the works these students created. Visitors to the show will have an unexpected opportunity to enjoy fresh and original views, explore inspiring ideas, and share in the excitement of discovery and creation felt by the participating schoolchildren.

Room: Education Space


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Ansareo, Elssie

“This year’s project was particularly strong, dealing with a major issue of our time: environmental care. We dealt with a wide range of media and techniques. Also, we invited the whole school community to join us, expanding the project’s scope....

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Garagarza, Ibon

“The project came into being in our early talks with the teachers, but it really took shape when I met the students and saw how to go about the sessions. Working with students of different ages can be difficult, so I came up with an open...

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Ipiña, Zaloa

“Working with emotions – identifying, guessing, representing, understanding them – has been exciting and difficult at once. We found many different ways of identifying feelings that can be difficult to communicate: facial expressions, gestures,...

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Lekuona, Nerea

“Curiosity and motivation were very important this year. The students’ willingness to learn and to discuss current issues moved the project forward. We used different techniques to voice the children’s concerns.”

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López, Maider

“We worked with emotions as expressed through art. We experienced them in our bodies. We associated emotions to colors and produced color balls. Often, the class dynamics was disrupted and I unsuccessfully asked the children to calm down. So I...

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Sáenz de Olazagoitia, Ibon

Ibon Sáenz de Olazagoitia “Just like in the Age of Discoveries, the boys and girls in this school embarked on an adventure to discover overlooked facts about nature around them, realizing that, even when abused, it is always there, ready to...

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The Exhibition


14 students, 3rd grade, Judimendi School, Vitoria-Gasteiz
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34 students, 1st to 6th grade, Lauaxeta School, Laukiz
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19 students, 2nd grade, San Pedro Apóstol School, Bilbao
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16 students, 6th grade, Presentación de María School, Donostia-San Sebastián
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12 students, 5th and 6th grades, Ingeniero José Orbegozo Gorostidi School, Bilbao
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12 students, 5th and 6th grades, Ingeniero José Orbegozo Gorostidi School, Bilbao
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Learning Through Art 25 years