It’s the second time that Social Thought Club Initiatives has organised International Art&Craft Workshops funded within the framework of Grundtvig programme. The initiative aims at giving adults an opportunity to participate in workshops organised in other European countries within the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP).
Most workshops are designed for the participants from one country. International Art&Craft Workshops are a unique opportunity to experience different cultures through the perspective of art and aesthetics. The participants of the workshops will not only be able to gain new skills but also exchange their experience in a multicultural environment. The event aims at promoting international cooperation in education.
If you would like to see a report from the first edition of the workshops, go to www.inicjatywy.org/artandcraft/
The participants will learn not only from trained staff but also from one another. The universal and timeless language of art should take away all communication barriers. The workshops will be fruitful in two ways. Firstly, the participants will be able to take the works of art produced home as souvenirs and, more importantly, they will leave with a list of personal contacts.
After the workshops, a mailing list and a workshop blog will be created to help everyone keep in touch, upload photos and comment on them.
Date of workshops: 15 -21.04.2012
Venue: Łucznica (about 60 km from Warsaw)
Date of arrival: 14.04.2012
Date of departure: 22.04.2012
Language of workshops: English
Target group: Adults interested in art (with the exception of professionally active art teachers and professionals in crafts) who are willing to acquire new artistic skills or develop their talents. The participants may come from European Union member states, Turkey, Island, Norway and Lichtenstein (with a maximum of 5 people from one country). Planned number of participants – 20 (two groups of 10).
The aim of Art&Craft Workshops is to combine education with integration. The participants will work in two groups of 10, learning different art techniques. During the week-long workshops, three techniques will be taught:
- Ceramics (3 days)
- Painting on silk (2 days)
- Handmade paper (2 days)
Manual skills development
Improving the self through the experience of multicultural exchange
Satisfaction of one’s aesthetic needs
Motivation boost to finish the craftwork
Improving creativity and self-criticism
Single-handed completion of the craftwork, which will then serve as a souvenir
The participants from abroad have their costs fully reimbursed by Grundtvig. Travel expenses ( plane/ train) will be reimbursed on arriving at the venue.
For participants from Poland (maximum 5 people) the workshops will not be refunded. The enrolment for participants from Poland will begin in October.
The workshops will take place in Łucznica – a historical mansion fully equipped in all the necessary materials and rooms. The organiser provides accommodation, food, coffee during the workshops and all materials needed.
If you need further information, please contact us via e-mail. Our address is:
Download: the registration form (in English)
The initiative is organised within the programme Lifelong Learning Grundtvig with funds provided by the European Commission. This information merely reflects the intention of its author, the European Commission and National Agency bear no responsibility for its content.
Tłumaczenie Katarzyna Różańska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Katarzyna Różańska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.