This course on Futurism explains how to make some of the revolutionary artworks created by the the most renowned artists of the Futurist movement. From Boccioni to Balla, from Carrá to Sant’Elia, even Marinetti and his famous manifesto. An entertaining journey on the history of art where you can learn while doing simple and educational exercises.
ACCORDING TO EXPERTS…
Studying the works of some of the most important figures of the futurist movement helps children develop fundamental skills. The basics of spatial and perspective perception, abstract concepts such as movement and speed, and the conception of the passage of time. The course aims to teach these notions through practical activities and personal reinterpretation, refining graphical skills and critical thinking.
According to Experts...
Futurism originated as an Italian 20th-century artistic, cultural, and literary movement but spread to other European countries, the United States, and Asia. New discoveries and technological progress allowed a different perception of time, this acceleration promoting the connection between different cultures. The workshop aims to learn about this fascinating artistic movement through “doing” and the representation of works by its most famous artists: Obey, Boccioni, Balla. The children get the sense that this is a cultural movement that ranges from art and photography to sculpture, and even gastronomy.
In these episodes spatial concepts are shown, such as perspective, right and left, and abstract concepts such as movement and speed, making the workshop suitable for ages 7-8 and up. This age group has developed concrete but somewhat complex thinking. They already understand the principles of weight, volume, and matter, even though deductive abstract thinking is a cognitive ability reached around 12 years old (Piaget). The concrete and visual activity of the workshop allows younger children to follow it, focusing on graphic skills, material manipulation, and drawing. It involves illustration and cutting activities that enhance attention, concentration, relaxation, as well as playfulness. The diverse artistic forms contribute to critical thinking, well being, relaxation, self-expression, and emotional expression.
- Fine motor skills.