The 16th International Creative Anxiety Workshops – the Biennale Vincent’s Pocket Poznan, Издателство: Studio Poligrafia Wysogotowo, 2019, страници: 137, стр. 35-38, ISBN 978-83-946660-3-3
The creative workshop "The smiling kite" was created to introduce art creation to children with a fun twist. This is a complex task because it is difficult for many people to understand the idea and importance of modern art. That art has long ago broken its connection with realistic trends and free himself to new discoveries. In this respect, the work with children on making kites whom they so much loved has led them to experiment and discover the aspect of its construction and of its decoration, whole this being a way to closely touch the artist's way of thinking. In fact, every person was born creative, but over time this ability is blunted by the rules and society’s frameworks. For three days, children with their natural talent plunged into the challenge of creating.
Viewed through the prism of subsequent reflection, this workshop provoked and directed the development of childish curiosity, logic, skill, creativity, and ended with pure physical fun transforming itself into play with ready-made kites. All children were very enthusiastic about the challenge of making their own kite. At that stage, their curiosity about the new and the unknown was activated. After we had displayed some options, they began to design new constructions with eagerness and no more fear. Their ideas were bold enough to amaze us all with their openness to new opportunities. In this part of the workshop, the abilities of children's logic and experience were mainly triggered. At the next stage, they designed their own decoration. Here, they completely liberated their fantasy and created color palettes typical of childhood dreams. At this stage, the brain’s creative part was involved in creating and combining shapes, colors and symbols. Using this approach activates the operation of the right (creative) and left (logical) part of the brain in order to set them to work in synchronicity. This is an important part of the process of creating works of art that carry a message. In this way, a maximum of human thinking can be derived. This is a technique that has proven to work and gives excellent results as well as in all spheres of human existence.
The children's dexterity was developed with work on the little details that require more patience. For youngsters, it was the hard part, but they overcame their difficulties with more flexibility of thinking, improvisation and creativity.
At the final part children started to play with kites, activity which pleased them. Then they put all their artworks on trees and were really proud of what they had done.
I can summarize my experience in participating at the Biennale Vincent’s Pocket as being highly productive and inspiring. Working with children has given me a lot of positive energy and ideas for new projects. I think this is the most faithful approach in introducing the new generation to the values of art. Knowing and understanding beauty, they can deliberately appreciate the achievements of the world’s art. This is also the way to truly learn how to get real pleasure by contemporary art. The society in which people value the culture is a good prerequisite to a better and beautiful future.
creativity, workshop with children, art
Fine Arts and Visual Arts