The program of Creative Afternoons: Art and Nature, aims to immerse children in the wide universe that nature offers, through multidisciplinary artistic activities as they are; the drawing, the painting, the collage, the crafts, the puppets, the three-dimensional objects, among other expressions of art.
The Creative Afternoon program offers the possibility to participate by month, in which the multiple activities and artistic disciplines will be explored.
The participants will have direct contact with nature, through tours of the Jardines del Centro León, allowing them to recognize part of the plants that make up the Caribbean flora, as they are; the mahogany, the cedar, the family of palms, among others that are part of the living collection that has the Jardines del Centro León.
They will visit the aviary, also located in the Gardens, where they will be able to recognize part of the endemic, native and resident birds of our country.
Through tours to the room Identity Signs, the children will have the opportunity to recognize the living beings, fish and birds that are found in the mangroves, later delving into the different species of animals that make up the Caribbean fauna through exploration and experimentation.
They will explore some of the natural resources provided by the environment, such as the raw material offered by the palms, with the aim of producing handicrafts.
You will discover in the Creative Garden, through the act of sowing, the natural components necessary for the process that entails sowing and the steps to follow to obtain the fruits as a result of said process. This will allow them to have direct contact with the management of natural resources; water, earth, light, as well as, being able to verify that in the planting-harvest process the process is as important as the result, as in any creative process such as art. They will know some of the products that are used in Dominican cuisine.
EstoContacts are made up of experiences that enrich the imaginary of children, developing sensitivity to the natural environment. They are also used, as referents for the development of imagination and creativity through experimentation in the creative workshop with the different techniques and artistic disciplines.
The Creative Afternoon program has suitable and safe spaces for the development of creative processes, as well as with trained facilitators in the field.
The Creative Evenings is a program that offers space and the possibility for exploration and experimentation with different techniques of visual arts in order to develop in children between the 4 and 7 years, imaginative, critical and creative skills of a playful and fun way.
The program is part of the educational program of the institution and is offered twice a year from August to December and January to May. The program interconnects different disciplines such as language, corporal expression, theater, among others, using the visual arts as a transversal axis of activities within the Dominican Caribbean context, fostering a sense of pride and belonging to their culture.
Boys and girls have had the opportunity to experiment in a space where the constructivist partner is practiced, which allows them to elaborate their own meanings and perceptions about works of art based on their previous experiences and contexts.
Each module integrates the component of guided visits to the exhibition halls and to the environment of the Leon Center - gardens and aviary - in order to stimulate learning through the discovery of objects, environments and interactive experiences. The guided visits create bridges between the resources available to the institution, the objectives to achieve and the thematic axes: creativity, identity and habitability.
At the beginning of the first edition of this year's Creative Workshop, corresponding to the August-December period, children can enjoy a safe environment, trained facilitators and a comprehensive program of activities. The program will be carried out in two groups with two different schedules: Group A, Tuesdays and Thursdays of 3: 00 pm to 5: 00 pm and Group B, Fridays of 3: 00 pm to 6: 30 pm
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The León Center offers all students and teachers of all the Educational Centers of the country, the possibility of living a formative and sensory experience when visiting the exhibitions and facilities of the institution. These visits, prepared with prior reservation with the teachers of the schools that carry them out, promote the appreciation of Dominican art and culture that seek to support the development of critical thinking, and strengthen in children and youth the appreciation of their own identity. The León Center offers all students and teachers of all the Educational Centers of the country, the possibility of living a formative and sensory experience when visiting the exhibitions and facilities of the institution. These visits, prepared with prior reservation with the teachers of the schools that carry them out, promote the appreciation of Dominican art and culture that seek to support the development of critical thinking, and strengthen in children and youth the appreciation of their own identity.
EThe community project Numeremos Nuestras Houses is a project whose purpose is to provide solutions to the social problems of the lack of signage in some neighborhoods of the city of Santiago. The first edition held in the sector of Los Cerritos de Santiago, the children of the community made twenty pieces of ceramics made for the signaling of the houses of that community.
The project starts by identifying the streets and houses that need to be signposted, then a creative workshop is given for children and young people who will participate in this creative process, obtaining as a result the realization of the pieces that will be placed in the houses.
It is a program that seeks to sensitize communities towards protecting the environment through various creative processes, promoting the participation of the entire sector in the care and cleaning of different community environments using metal tanks intervened with artistic works, thus showing that art can also be linked to the sustainable development of the community.
The Imagined Community is a program that has been sustained under the mystique of contributing to community development through creative experiences in schools. In this way, the quality of life of the social environment can be clearly improved, reinforcing the playful, creative, artistic and cultural participation of young people. Promoting the development of skills, abilities and skills, providing knowledge and techniques that have become artistic-cultural communication tools for dialogue between actors and socio-educational sectors, you can get positive perceptions of the present and the future in their realities.
Each Creative Summer Camp is specially designed to strengthen the observation capacity, expressive language and reasoned thinking of children and young people from 4 to 12 years, expanding their knowledge and skills through teamwork. One camp per year is held in the month of July, with capacity for 150 children.