Lucia Mărneanu – Mural painting workshop (for children aged 8- 16 years, 6-18 of August)
Lucia has so far lead mural painting workshops within the program Give colour to your school/”Dă culoare școlii tale” (a participatory art project on the topic of human rights organized for schools by the Komunitas Association), as well as within the 2nd edition of the Telciu Summer School, when she worked together with pupils from the Technological Highschool in Telciu. Building upon her previous experience, she will organize yet a new mural painting workshop at Telciu this year, with the aim of decorating the walls of a kindergarten. The workshop will last for 2 weeks and will be structured as it follows: the first module, lasting for 2 days, will get the children acquainted with the history, techniques, and materials used when doing mural painting. By making available for them documentaries, projections and art albums, Lucia will introduce the participating pupils to the works of various artists, from Diego Rivera, to Banksy, and to Keith Haring. A second module will see the children having the free hand, and deciding, over a period of 5 days, on a collective sketch for the future mural painting. In the meantime, Lucia will take note of the ideas proposed by the pupils and will transform them into the backbone of the painting, directly on the wall of the kindergarten. In preparation for the third and final module, the children will receive the necessary materials and for a week will complete the painting at the chosen kindergarten. All materials and tools will be provided by the organizers.
Vlad Petri – An introductory workshop of documentary film making (for the youth from the Telciu village and neighboring localities, 14-24 years)
The workshop proposes to familiarize the participants with the basic documentary film notions, starting from how to captivate reality trough the intermediation of images and sounds, to notions of assemblage and post-production. We will discuss the role of documentaries in the current context, the social power of the media and the necessity of alternative means of information dissemination. We will do exercises and will document diverse situations from the immediate reality. We will talk about the democratization of the means of production, we will put our phones and cameras to work.
Maria Brudașcă – Narrative drawing and animation (for the children and young adults of Telciu and neighboring villages, 5-16 years old).
The purpose of the workshop is to familiarize children with drawing as language through the introduction of the basic notions in drawing – point, spots, line, form, color, as well as basic notions in composition through experimenting various techniques – drawing, watercolor, collage. After this introductory first part, these absorbed notions will be employed to illustrate a story fabricated by each of the participants, with the help of some examples from books and comics. Materials needed: paper, pencils, charcoal, colored pencils/pens, watercolors, paintbrushes, water containers, collage materials, scissors, glue.
Vanessa Singenzia – Initiation in the art of molding in clay workshop (for children aged 5-12 years)
Through the modelling workshop we will discover how the clay will take shape through our imagination. It develops children’s personality, ensures freedom of expression and manifestation of attitudes, as well as creativity, dexterity and 3D view of objects. We will learn together techniques specific to clay modelling and their stages. The materials necessary for the workshop are provided by the organizers.
Ion Bragă și Codruța Cojoc – Percussion and musical instruments created from recyclable materials workshop (for children aged 6- 12 years)
The workshop aims to combine environmental education and creative education, on the one hand, to increase responsibility for human impact on the environment and the use of waste for creative purposes and, on the other, to create a framework for children to develop their abilities practical and freely express their musical expressiveness. In her work as a music coordinator, Codruța relies entirely on improvisation and experimentation (in an open and free context, free from any educational constraint) as a way of working for the utmost expression of an individual personality that brings healthy satisfactions to increase the esteem and the courage of personal expression. Codruta and Ion also offer sonic awareness activities, having a profound interest in how the sound manifests itself in the external environment and the complex impact it has on the human being.
Codruta and Ion will support the workshop at the Telciu summer school during the 5 days, following the next program: the first day – greening action in the village, where, together with the children, they will visit the villagers’ homes for gathering objects (saucepans, pots, caps, plastic buckets, etc.) which will be reused as musical instruments. In the next two days there will be the workshop itself where a series of percussion musical instruments will be created from the collected materials and a circle of improvisation will be made. On the 4th day a sound installation will be created from the recycled materials for community use and on day 5 the children will celebrate the Days of the commune through a musical parade on the village streets with the tools created in the workshop.