The inaugural workshops dedicated to the art of Gen Paul, has already recorded several classes of elementary schools in Ticino, with more than 100 students inscription. Our teachers will welcome children by explaining Gen Paul’s biography through the game of memory.
During the exhibitions, Artrust will organize free workshops dedicated to art learning according to the Bruno Munari’s method. Just as in a painter’s atelier, children from kindergarten and elementary school will be able to draw their own works and to learn those artistic techniques through Munari’s theory: “if I see, I remember… If I do, I understand”.
Artrust workshops will provide the children the opportunity to learn by playing. It will be as well a place where they can develop their ability to observe and experiment. We hope that the activities will teach them to look at the reality through their senses, which at long last will stimulate their creative thinking.
The first activity will revolved around the taste and olfactory perception: in front of a picture of a square in Montmartre full of bistros and restaurants, children will have fun identifying main French dishes. Then, they will be asked to guess which dish is inside a tin box.
In the second phase of the activities, the team will explained techniques used by Gen Paul, allowing the children to touch tools such as brushes, tube of paints and a true palette.
Following, the third stage, children will have to challenge Gen Paul: after having learnt the painting techniques, they will have to try to create a clown according to the method of the artist.
The fourth phase concerned auditory faculty. After guessing which musical instruments are depicted in a picture, they will have to listen to a few music from a tablet and, then will have to try to understand, which musical instrument is being used.
Last but not least, each child will have the possibility to paint with neo-colors a famous Gen Paul’s painting.
Before leaving, Artrust will present as a gift for the children a true canvas to paint all together as well as pastry-bags with madeleine and some didactic materials so to remember their visit at Artrust.