Evim – Güzel Evim - My house, my beautiful house
By Heidi Trautmann
I am always pleasantly
surprised when visiting the ARTTERAPI exhibitions because there you find good
concepts of art education, and not only education in the arts but also the
basic functioning and rules of society which is cooperation, respect for each
other and the acceptance of each other’s character and peculiarities. In my
opinion art education is one of the most important tools from early age on to
become self-confident, respectful and observant in a world that is becoming
harder every day.
The theme of the art project
for children between 4 and 10 years was aimed at one’s environment, starting
with MY WORLD – MY CITY – MY FOREST and finally MY HOME. How do I want to see
my world, my city, my forest/nature, and my own house; what properties are
important for us, for me.
The kids had one canvas of
one size, either for groups of two of approximately the same age, on which they
had to cooperate. The teacher and initiator of ARTTERAPI, Bahar Çıralı a
wonderful artist, told me that she taught the children the use of paint and
brush but did not influence the creativity and fantasy of the young artists,
that must be coming out of their little heads and hearts. Prior to the art work, they all sat down and
discussed the various themes and how they are interconnected. The children
brought in their ideas and imagination. Their image of the world was painted on
balls and were hung from the ceiling floating over the guests.
On Saturday, September 24,
children from outside were invited to a small workshop on the grounds of the
Public Library to create their own poster to take home.
The exhibition will be open
until September 30 at the Public Library, a good occasion to visit the library.
Click on the link to read
about the 2nd Artterapi Art Exhibition and a short introduction to
ARTTERAPI is on facebook