Ideas in the classroom: Online workshops for educators | November 2020 - Εικόνα

Art in the Classroom: A journey through comics, the so-called 9th art, for high school teachers

Why did the “speech-image” hybrid become so popular? What creative means did the precursors of cartooning use in the Lascaux cave? What tales are told by the adventures of Rodolphe Töpffer, the father of modern comic books, and who is the bald character on badges and gadgets that circulated as early as the late 19th century?

What is the relation between the comic book and the superhero culture, the pop-art movement, philosophy, Shakespeare, math, and politics?

Employing the idea of an “in-school journey,” students approach art comics, become familiar with comic book codes and terminology, and get to know the stages and techniques of creating an illustrated story. Students become comic artists, translate their own stories on paper, and render their era through a comic book scenography.

Design - Implementation: Very Young Contemporary Art / VYCA

Saturday 14/11 | 11.00



Art in the Classroom: The idea of upcycling for primary school teachers

How do everyday materials become works of art? How does upcycling relate to the movements of Dadaism, Neorealism and Arte Povera? Are you familiar with the sculpted trophy of the César Awards? Out of what exhibit did John Lennon take a bite at a London exhibition? Since when have recyclable materials been exhibited at museums? And how does modern-day conceptual art peg a banana on a wall and turn it into a concept?

Students are invited to observe the objects around them and change their daily lives by getting to know the challenge of upcycling in the classroom! Taking on the role of hunters of objects, images, words and simple everyday materials, students create their own sculptures, poems, mock-ups, ephemeral artworks, in order to convey their own ideas and meanings within the classroom.

Design - Implementation: Christina Tsinisizeli, visual artist

Saturday 21/11 | 11.00