A bit hesitant at first when I was contacted to be 'artist in residence' because I am used to silence and solitude. But the idea of giving workshops to young children to work with colour, shapes and composition was challenging enough to jump into a new experience.
It was great... and it isn't finished yet.
Impressions of the past two days...
A white room to avoid distraction, only two small Good Mood Lights to make presentations and show a tiny part of what I do. Working with colour and shapes, upcycling 'ordinary' every day objects.
and two bigger light-sculptures revealed later on
Apart from these light-sculptures, everything else here will be made by the participating children. The second day eager adults join the party and enjoy themselves just as much as the youngsters.
revealing the coloured stock of plastic tableware to work with, flashy colours in different shapes and sizes
starting with monochrome pile-ups
I was pleasantly surprised to see a few unusual 'sculptures' popping up
more colour is added
so much fun to see how focused the children are, explaining why they used this or that item
coming up with unexpected constructions
culture coordinator and photographer Moo Laforce rescueing an unstable balance
great to see how some children focus on strong colour combinations, different personalities start to reflect in the works
testing building skills, especially the boys were very 'constructive', girls more focused on shape and colour
the first day, testing the limits of daring constructions
the second day, downscaling and focusing on colour and shape
the 'mirror' series
ending with a small scale sculpture of each participant to be exhibited
made by 9 to 12 year old kids
final (short) part of the workshop
replacing the plastic items by earthenware and porcelain cups and saucers from the thrift shop
one of the youngest artists
so is this one with a dynamic sculpture
children and adults, everybody seems to have a great time
last night I dreamed about it, and for once I didn't have a nightmare...
looking forward to the next workshops and final take-part(y)
Leren Ondernemen - community organization
most of the pictures taken by Moo Laforce - culture coordinator