On Tuesday 17th November, we had our first meeting with the director of Antonio Padrón Museum, Mr. César Ubierna. Warm welcome and good start for this 24 month project work together!
The project coordinators from the Erasmus+ Project Developing English Communicative Competence through Art (EOI Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and EOI Telde) attended the IX Jornadas de Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas de Canarias and the Conference presented the project to a very interested group of teachers.
In the presentation Mercedes Hernández Rey (EOI Telde) and Norberto Ojeda Zamora (EOI Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) commented on the main objectives of the project and its goals. In the second part of the session, they showed some of the activities being elaborated by them and already piloted in the classroom with students.
Please, click on the link to see the Conference schedule Programa IX Jornadas EOI Canarias
The teachers from EOI Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and EOI Telde, participating in the Erasmus+ Project: Developing English Communicative Competence through Art attended a guided visit to Nestor Museum. Mr Daniel Montesdeoca, managing director of the museum, gave us a wonderful approach to Néstor: his life and painting style as a way to help us to explore the different possibilities the museum and Néstor work offer to develop the teaching guides we intend to carry out as a result from the Project Intellectual Products.
Developing English Communicative Competence through Art – DECCA Project
Erasmus Plus K2 Project
Antonio Padrón Museum is one of the most impressive and interesting museums from Gran Canaria. It was opened in 1971 and it is located in the painter’s own studio in Galdar It is a regionalist style pavilion that also includes the garden and the family home. It was designed in the early twentieth century by the architect Miguel Martin Fernandez de la Torre, leader of the rationalist style in the Canaries-
Antonio Padrón Rodriguez was born, lived and died in Gáldar. He was a painter, sculptor, ceramicist and composer, … his life was spent in an intimate symbiosis with his land (Gáldar) and its people. The land and the people around him constituted the world that the artist was vitally connected. His aspiration for a genuine art, his respect for the Canarian native aborigin art and his solitary nature, gave his work a special uniqueness within the Canary Art from the XXth century.
Today a group of students from EOI Las Palmas de Gran Canaria visited the museum and there they carried out some teaching activities connecting art with language learning.
Students will be able to:
•describe different pictures and .
• learn and use vocabulary about emotions and feelings.
• interpret different aspects of a picture.
• write the impressions a picture has evoked on them.
It was a fascinating experience!