By Heidi Trautmann
Education in the arts is the
best we can do for our children. This is what I always have believed in, but
not only education in visual arts but also in other disciplines such as the
Bahar Çıralı has studied the
arts and art therapy in Italy and she knows about the importance of art
education, be it with children of young age or be it with teenagers or adults. During the February holidays she has organised
a course together with Hatice Tezcan, charming and very good actress from the
Nicosia Municipality Theatre in which students will build up a play starting
from the very idea, learning to act, rehearsing the scenes, creating costumes
and scenery up to the realisation on stage in front of an audience. Hatice is a professional actress who has
studied theatre in Turkey and who is very well known not only for her acting on
stage and in films but also for directing children plays.
A workshop for children and
young people to learn about themselves and others, to build up self-esteem and
trust and respect of others, to develop the slumbering sense of playfulness,
and have fun in creating something with little means but creativity.
I had spoken to Bahar Çıralı
about the project at ARTTERAPI; the rooms are inviting to go on your knees and
start creating with big brushes. An unforgettable experience during four days
of one theatre course, and there are two groups during the month of
February. On each fourth day parents and
friends are invited to the house to see the play and it is hardly believable
that all has been done in just these four days. From the photos you can see how
proud everyone was.
There are also other
activities on the agenda of ARTTERAPI, such as painting and also during the
holidays ceramic courses with Bahar and Bedia Kale. Call 0533 848 2888 and talk
to Bahar Çıralı.