Land Art Spain is a project whose objectives include the inclusion of young people with functional diversity through art and creative expression. The objective is to work on stigma, isolation, social exclusion and difficulty accessing the cultural and artistic world through sensitization, empowerment, the creation of participatory spaces, the approximation of cultural and artistic activities that will generate a methodology Horizontal and based on capacity and citizen participation.
It is based on the development of a course with methodology of horizontal participation in which all the involved (young, professional and volunteers) have the same level of participation contributing each their different expressive abilities, reason why it surpasses in the concept of disability Increases the visibility of the abilities of these young people by displaying through artistic products generated their artistic potential.
Objectives of the project:
Awaken the perception and sensitivity towards the natural environment through artistic experience and creativity.
Use artistic language and body expression to stimulate physical, emotional, social and cognitive development.
Assist the maintenance of psychomotricity and visual and manual coordination.
Develop personal tastes and delusions, releasing tensions, nurturing self-confidence, promoting personal autonomy and self-esteem.
To learn to search, to investigate and to contemplate storing a memory of smells, colors, sounds and sensations that favor a positive emotional experience in the participants.
Enable co-creation spaces that reinforce links, better in the group climate and enable inter-relational skills and alternative communication codes from body, image and art.
Integrate the principles of uniqueness, diversity, freedom and respect through action and individual and collective reflection.
To make the project and its principles socially visible through collective artistic creation that serves as a positive mark and sensitization in the community.
Awaken and develop imagination and creativity.
Know and experience means of artistic expression linked to Land Art or environmental art.
Provide knowledge for the development of artistic projects.
Promote conceptual and emotional expression through plastic procedures.
Reflect and analyze the visual world that surrounds us, enhancing our sensibilities.
Develop visual and manual coordination.
Learn how to develop routines and consolidate certain habits such as order, cleanliness and conservation of work tools and materials, which will also lead us to know how to give value to things.
Discover the satisfaction of a shared leisure, respecting the work of the companions and collaborating in the group projects of the workshop.
Specific objectives of the sessions based on the content developed:
Develop and enhance self-esteem and the capacity for expression through experimentation and plastic expression
Awaken creativity, imagination, a taste for aesthetics and a spirit of self-improvement, through imagination and the development of ideas.
Increase visual perception and manual dexterity by observation.
Enjoy manipulating and practicing with new and diverse materials, knowing the new possibilities that we present and their expressive properties.
To interpret and to value the personal creations and those of the companions with a critical and respectful attitude, in order to continue advancing and motivating us.
Feel curious to discover and reinterpret elements of our natural surroundings.
Awaken awareness of habits and responsible uses of resources and recycling materials. Explore the artistic possibilities of objects and materials of the nearby natural landscape.
Training in the classroom:
What is art and nature? Artistic movements around art and nature (land art, environmental art, works of integration, interruption ...) examples through videos, photography, books.
The soul of the forest.
The philosophy of walking.
The healing power of creating in / with nature.
Mother Earth, a song, a lament.
Projects. How to develop a project. Presentations.
How to show our works.
Develop your own project.
The training is complemented by bibliography, texts, films, documentaries and the contribution of a guest professional.
Workshops in the classroom:
Experiment the matter.
Experience the body, the Butoh dance.
Formats and techniques.
Individual and group creations.
Development of joint artistic creation
Development of a joint artistic creation among young people, professionals and volunteers in a natural environment.
It proposes an active methodology that seeks the participation and involvement of the person. With a playful component that enhances the disinhibition and the generation of pleasant emotions like confidence, calm, joy, friendship, surprise, favoring the concentration and the taste for the participants' learning. A creative and project methodology, exploring and solving individual and team challenges, where it is essential to participate within the possibilities of each one. Interdisciplinary, careful with diversity, respecting individuality, promoting autonomy and integrating differences as complementary potentialities in the group.
Reflection dynamics are applied as the conclusion of the sessions. It is intended to make more significant the experience of internalization and critical capacity for their integration, learning and transference to their personal life.
This project has been cofunded with the support of the European Commission and Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza. This publication is exclusive to its author. The Co-Funders are not responsible for the use that can be made of the information disseminated here.