28 November 2018 - 29 May 2019
ART EDUCATION FOR THE INTEGRATION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: DIVERSE CLASSROOM. ART, NATURE AND ABSTRACTION
The CGAC is presenting a new art education programme for the integration of people with special needs.
Teacher Adriana Pazos Ottón, in collaboration with psychologist Antía Sarmiento, has designed and developed a proposal that starts from and experiments with contemporary art as a tool of social inclusion. The project is aimed at both special needs groups as well as all those who wish to take part.
We see the museum as a space that celebrates differences, showing the responsibility and commitment to establishing inclusive actions that create meeting points. The programme aims to facilitate free access to musical experience, opening itself up to multiple interpretations, to critical reflection and exchange, uniting intellectual, social, ideological, educational, cultural and emotional differences through creative educational strategies. A space for inclusive learning, where everyone can contribute their knowledge and experiences from a range of different perspectives in order to create a common physical, conceptual and social forum.
This first edition will be devoted to the relationship between art, nature and abstraction.
The sessions will be adapted to the specific needs of the groups that attend and will combine guided tours and didactic workshops.
We will begin with guided tours of the CGAC’s temporary exhibitions, enabling those participating to familiarise themselves with the constantly changing museum space and the diversity of artists, discourses, media and proposals that contemporary art offers.
We will get to know the work of artists whose interest focuses on nature seen from different perspectives and media, such as Richard Long, Robert Smithson, Giuseppe Penone, Fernando Casás, Guillaumé Leblon, Ana Mendieta or Eva Lootz.
Methodologically, the workshop dynamics will introduce reflections, actions and experiences in relation to the following concepts:
· The space of the landscape: appropriating, building, inhabiting, dispossessing, occupying, nesting, freeing, flying, designing, excavating… optical space.
· Being in the landscape: point of view, development, reverie, perception, emotion, exposition, atmosphere, scope… a space of touch and sound.
· Recreating the landscape: cartography, drift, history, tracking and radar… the intimate space.
We will analyse the natural environment and the effects of man’s intervention, the geometric and organic forms it contains, the abstract compositions it generates… and we will look at the efficiency of the natural order itself with values such as diversity.
One of the focal points will be the landscape and the way in which it is inhabited and intervened, our way of relating to it, how it is transformed by bending it to our requirements. We will also look at the human order and the order of nature, chaos, patterns, the abstract and the figurative.
We will work with our body, with the space that surrounds us and we will transfer our ideas to physical, scenic, object and plastic experimentation.
Throughout the year we will repeat the session on different dates:
SESSION I. Wednesday, 28 November
SESSION II. Wednesday, 12 December
SESSION III. Wednesday, 6 February
SESSION IV. Wednesday, 27 March
SESSION V. Wednesday, 24 April
SESSION VI. Wednesday, 29 May
Adriana Pazos Ottón is a cultural manager, a teacher of art education and creativity, a video artist, performer and photographer. She graduated in Fine Arts from Montevideo’s National School of Fine Arts and in History of Art from Santiago de Compostela University. She is involved in studies on Education and Innovation in Art and Digital Culture at the UOC and in artistic techniques applied to group work and as a vehicle applied to didactics and creativity. She has collaborated in the design of art didactics for exhibitions in institutions such as the Unión Fenosa Museum of Contemporary Art, the Luís Seoane Foundation, the Barrié Foundation, the Galician City of Culture, the Granell Foundation and the Lugo Provincial Museum Network.
Antía Sarmiento Fernández graduated in Psychology from Santiago de Compostela University and she holds a master’s degree in Third-Generation Therapies from the International University of Valencia. Her methods include individual and group psychotherapy, cognitive restructuring, cognitive behavioural therapy and EMDR therapy.
ENROLMENT: The programme is free and those wishing to participate should write to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the name of the group or people taking part, the name of the person in charge, their ages, needs, a contact number and email address.
The places will be allocated by order of registration. Applicants will receive an email confirming their participation.
PLACES: in accordance with the groups or individuals who register to take part in the activity, the number of places will be adapted in order to ensure its proper working and effectiveness.
DIRECTED BY: Adriana Pazos Ottón
COORDINATION: Virginia Villar