This course on Surrealism illustrates the methods to create some artwork by many of the most famous artists of the movement. From Joan Miró to Salvador Dalí, and from Amedeo Modigliani to René Magritte. An entertaining journey on the history of art where you can learn while doing simple and educational exercises.
ACCORDING TO EXPERTS…
The Surrealism course, through the use of simple materials (paper, magazine clippings, and clay), games, and representations, aims to introduce the first notions of important artists’ works, which will then be further explored in the academic context. Contact with art for children is fundamental because it helps them develop their personalities and connect with new stimuli. Moreover, completing a personal piece of art helps children feel competent and boosts their self-esteem.
According to Experts...
The surrealism course, using simple materials such as paper, magazine cutouts, and modelling clay, aims to introduce works by important artists. The child has the opportunity to learn initial concepts that will be further explored in school through play and representations.
The workshops convey important messages for the evolving personality of a child: “believe in your dreams,” “learn to express your thoughts,” “use imagination to construct unimaginable objects.” Building personal work can be a good strategy to express fears and difficulties while feeling competent and maintaining a good level of self-esteem. At the same time, the construction of three-dimensional works and the materials used promote symbolic play and the ability to represent one’s inner world. Why is building so important? Through the activity of building, constructing and glueing three-dimensional objects, the child learns geometric shapes, dimensions, colors, and some spatial concepts (above, below, right, left, near, or far). Cutting and threading activities help develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
- Flexible thinking