Workshops LAB @ CENTROLEÓN

After the educational visit, 45-minute workshops are offered, which encourage exploration, creativity and critical thinking of the students. After visiting the exhibition rooms, the participants, together with an artist-educator, explore various ideas and themes highlighted in the exhibitions and carry out through various means to carry out an art project (painting, sculpture, screen printing, collage, sculpture with recycled materials or facilities). These workshops are appropriate to the curricular needs of the teacher and school groups.

 

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Ceramics

Description

It consists of taking a tour of the Identity Signs room where the participants will be motivated to recognize some of the elements that make up the Dominican culture, and part of the history of the peoples that preceded us. Customs, beliefs, as well as, the resulting mixture from the arrival of Spaniards and Africans to our island. 

Among the cultural aspects will be highlighted elements of heritage, both material and immaterial of the Dominican culture: Ceramic objects, cave paintings, dances and rhythms inherited and built on Creole soil, objects and customs such as traditional games, dealers, crafts, among other things. 

 

After making the tour in the room, the participants will go to the Creative Workshop in order to experience the technique of specific sculpture with clay material making reference to the ceramic objects that were elaborated by the aboriginal groups that passed through our island, leaving us this legacy that is current to this day.

Objectives:

Know the processes of making ceramics.

Disseminate the tangible and intangible heritage in order to strengthen the Dominican cultural identity and the feeling of pride in it.

Transition from theoretical knowledge to experienced knowledge.

Develop imagination, creativity, critical thinking and other cognitive skills transferable to other spheres of life.

Work methodology:

Visit to the anthropology room Identity Signs. Visit the areas Aboriginal life and Life and Nation: Unity in diversity where a Dominican market is reproduced, and motivate the discovery and observation of ceramic objects that are there. (35 minutes).

Use principles of the Piensa en Arte methodology; Based on open and interactive questions, encourage the development of critical thinking and the desire for inquiry and exploration in the participants.

Go to the Creative Workshop for the production of clay or ceramic objects.

Duration of the workshop: 

45 minutes

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