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DECCA at CAAM “Lucy’s Iris Exhibition”

Lucy’s Iris is an exhibition of the work of 25 contemporary African women artists living in the continent of Africa, on its islands and amid the diaspora.

The exhibition title is a metaphor alluding to the systems that impose colonial thought, and the need to overcome these systems and reinstate a viewpoint that should never have been removed. This is the reason for the reference to Lucy, the female hominid considered for many years to be the grandmother of humanity.

On 10th and 11th May 2017, Students from “Developing English Communicative Course through Art” visited the CAAM with their teacher Norberto Ojeda and thoughout a two-hour workshop, they could experience what it is meant to be a woman in Africa though the eyes of these modern African artists. The workshop objective was to practice students’ linguistic competence usisng modern art installations. Something we do not usually see everyday.
The exhibition Lucy’s Iris was curated by Ortado Brito, CAAM Museum Director.

 

Néstor Museum visit

Two Intermediate 2 groups and one Basic 2 group from EOI Las Palmas de Gran Canaria gathered last Thursday to visit Néstor Museum. They had previously prepared the visit in class and the result was amazing.

The teachers, Rosario Rosales and Eugenia González, chose Poema de la TierraPoema del AtlánticoEpitalamioLa Hermana de las Rosas and Adagio and planned a gallery walk. The idea was to have the students prepare short oral presentations about the selected paintings in class. Accordingly, the students worked in small groups to learn about Néstor and prepare a description of the painting they were assigned. Once inside the museum they became guides. They stood next to their assigned paintings and explained them to other students who played the role of tourists in the museum.

For the teachers it was a highly rewarding experience. They felt overly proud of their students’ commitment. The students appreciated the chance to practice their English. Here are some of their comments: “I feel that I want to know more about Néstor and his work. I want more activities like that.” “We had the opportunity to talk to people that are in the same or different levels.” “The director of the museum was so nice and his explanation so interesting!”

 

Using Augmented Reality and QR Codes in DECCA Exhibition

What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented reality is the integration of digital information with the user’s environment in real time. Unlike virtual reality, which creates a totally artificial environment, augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it.

This activity carried out by some students who attended the Blended Activity in Bielefeld were asked, on the last day of the meeting, to  show their meeting experience through painting. This is the magical result. If you follow the instructions while your device scan the pictures a video or audio will be instantly downloaded and you will see or hear the student talking  about his/her piece and explaining what that picture means for them. On the other side, if you scan the QR CODE you will get more information about the student: who he/she is, what he/she does, …

To get the most of this post, please make sure you follow the instructions below and have downloaded AURASMA APP and QR CODE READER Apps on your devices.

 

This is a picture of how the paintings were exhibited at EOI Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and EOI Telde. The paintings have been also echibited at Escuela de Arte y Diseño de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in a dissemination activity.

DECCA at San Martín Contemporary Art Centre

A group of students from the “Developing English Communicative Competence Course” (Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)had the opportunity to visit the exhibition “The colours of wine” at San Martin Contemporary Art Centre, as part of the activities carried out in their course. An activity where we could explore Canarian Contemporary Art through Cristobal Guerra’s paintings and discover the creation of a wine and neuronal landscape. Amazing!

http://www.laprovincia.es/sociedad/2017/01/21/aprender-ingles-ojos/901468.html

The colours of wine. Exhibition.

18th and 19th January 2017. The students from “Developing English Communicative Competence Course” (Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) had the opportunity to visit the exhibition “The colours of wine” at San Martin Contemporary Art Centre, as part of the activities carried out in their course. An activity where we could explore Canarian Contemporary Art through Cristobal Guerra’s paintings and discover the creation of a wine and neuronal landscape. Amazing!

Mullsjö folkhögskola. A visit into the world of trolls and elves

On the 20th of October students and teachers from Mullsjö folkhögskola went visiting the exhibition of John Bauer who is most famous for his exotic paintings of trolls and elves. After getting a short introduction by a curator at the museum, we started with an interesting VTS using the painting I will give you this magic herb. The first part of the exhibition is an imaginative performance, working with senses. The task was to find a painting that the students wanted to take part in and give it a title. Next step was to give words to the emotions the picture awoke and share the thoughts with a classmate.
The second part concentrated on the life and works of John Bauer where the students have to study the works thoroughly in order to find answers to a quiz.
We had a very inspiring day, leatrollsrning a lot about art and John Bauer as well as improving our English!

Dissemination activity from Mullsjö folkhögskola at the County Museum

A day at the museum

On the 12th of April, students from Mullsjö folkhögskola visited the County museum at Jönköping. The museum has several exhibitions and we chose to work with two of them. The first one was “The picture of the year” which is a contest for journalists in Sweden and there were a lot of pictures that evoked a lot of emotions. The second exhibition was also the result of a contest for youths between 15-25. Six students from our school have been successful enough to be chosen to take part in the exhibition.

Our activity started with a presentation made by a guide from the museum that presented the two exhibitions which made a great introduction to the activities the student carried out in the museum.

The original article can be found here: http://www.jp.se/article/konst-ny-vag-till-spraket/

More information at http://activity02.deccaproject.eu/