is a while that I visited Bahar Cirali’s Artterapi Art School and so I decided
one Saturday morning to see how things are going. The last activity was an
exhibition of children paintings with the theme ‘My home – my city’ which
touched me very much.
I came in early in the morning, I found
Bahar and her two young helpers in the school kitchen preparing …. I would not
believe it ….vegetables for the course of this morning, big boiled potatoes,
carots, orange and celery pieces, olives, sliced for the eyes and much more.
you know we have small childrencoming today and I don’t want them to put paint
or markers into their mouth, so we are going to make animals from vegetables.
We made some samples here, and they will all sit around the table with their
parents and create their own animals for their own farm and at the end they can
either take them home or eat them.”
a lovely idea, I told them; that gives me the idea to make our Easter Rabbit from
veggies, much healthier than from chocolate. The course was on April 1.
April 8 there will be quite a different course for older children and young
adults…. That is making masks from paper pulp; The pulp is all ready, soaking in a big bucket, that is recycling of
waste paper combined with a special glue. That reminds me of my childhood when
we used to make masks for carnival. You can do a lot with paper pulp; when I
had my own children, I created landscapes for them for their railway, mountains
and tunnels. Please find attached the poster for this event with all the
are other activities such as painting courses; use the telephone number on the
poster to obtain more information.