“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” This quotation which has been attributed to Pablo Picasso, was out motto in the eTwinning project WE ARE ART, https://twinspace.etwinning.net/71638/home.
9-12 year old pupils from six European schools from Italy, Catalonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands and Greece worked together on art related tasks. The project developed οur pupils’ skills in a creative and innovative way so that they can meet the challenges of the future, discovering the artist inside them.
The activities were designed on the basis of the principles of cognitive constructivism so that they can process the experiences they live, evaluate them and build up knowledge and positive attitudes. Through guided discovery, experiential engagement and teamwork, students actively participated in national and transnational groups by approaching learning in a multimodal, interdisciplinary and interactive way.
They discovered about the participating classes, schools, cities, countries, places to visit and traditions by adding the information they selected on an interactive board. They identified different Art disciplines collaborating with the partner countries in a pop art activity, where students became photographers and painted their partners faces in an Andy Warhol style and sharing with each other their collaborative trees.
They promoted SDGs through Art as they collaboratively designed and created an artistic alphabet of sustainability and participated in EWWR competition, receiving the European special prize award.
Participating in a collaborative web quest for famous artists, poem writing inspired by famous works of art and collaborative poem, painting their countries, playing digital quizzes based on the products of their work, creating their own collaborative digital stories and practising art in nature helped emphasized the role of as an important medium of cultural and social development.
The students took initiatives and responsibilities, participated in discussions in the forum and other web tools, voted for the project logo, reflected and evaluated their work. The pedagogical techniques used, the authentic and original works of Art students created and the interaction achieved contributed to the development of students’ skills, creativity, collective spirit, respect for Art, different cultures and multilingualism and increased their active participation.
A Letter the Whole story, the 1st part written by the Greek students and the 2nd part by the Finnish students
We are ART project made our students and us let ourselves go to be creative.
Thank you dear partners and students!!!