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Madrid Grundtvig Diary
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Anything could have happened, but everything went on smoothly and happily with music, dance and magic performed by our students and teacher and some friends, not to mention the delicious tapas cooked and presented by so many students and teachers eager to show their mastery at cooking to our visitors.
Here's a little presentation in more detail.
The visit of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium was one of the most amazing experiences we had in Spain. We were absolutely thrilled to see the home stadium of a famous football club. We feel the amazing atmosphere and easily imagined we were at a real match. Seeing various trophies, medals and cups was fabulous and beeing able to take pictures in front of them even more splendid. Some of us were especially excited to see those parts of the stadium that we could never see on TV, such as the changing room and jaccuzi!!! If anyone was not a football fan before this visit he will surely become one after seeing the Real Madrid Stadium.
Olla from Poland
Artist Francisco Recuero presented this collage workshop with an introduction to he history of collage. He mentioned the official origins as in 1916 by dadaist artists in Zurich. Although he personally thinks this is a natural form of art based on re-using materials found, on re-interpreting them as part of a new work.
For Paco Recuero, collages can be based on our perceptions, our dreams or our ideas. There are no bounds: the artist is totally free. And one may underline the word "artist", because any of us can become one such artist.
Collages should not be considered a minor form of art as the greatest of them used this technique to give birth to final works or to later re-use the collages into other paintings or works of art. The simple use of materials such as paper, garbage, textures, scissors, cutters, cardboard among them, can result into true works of artists.
The workshop is also some kind of therapy which makes you look into yourself, some times in silence, others sharing your thoughts with your mates. It is really a relaxing experience which CONNECTS you to the world perceived around and allows you to EXPRESS your feelings, impressions, ideas by means of your imagination.
Artists were asked to do some homework later, based on the titles given to their collage mates works. Please send them to us!
For our workshop, Paco Recuero suggested using a common image to show us how it could be interpreted in so many ways. Our image was A CAT, as people in Madrid are commonly refered as such.
And now take a look at what happened a relaxing evening of November in EOI El Espinillo in Madrid. The magic of the works of art? produced in our Collage Workshop for our Express & Connect Grundtvig Project.
Our student Francisco Javier Fernández Artero kindly and professionally guided us on a street tour from Cibeles Plaza to Almudena Cathedral.
Slideshow from Wanda Jankowska
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