Exploring the Past and Heritage Through Art Making: (for all ages)
Stella offers seminars and executes art workshops in various avenues such as universities, museums, schools and cultural events. The seminars/ workshops promote artistic development and use creativity and art as a learning tool to enhance historical knowledge through artistic exploration and recreation. The participants will be given the opportunity to express their own understanding and interpretation of the past through creative methods. The purpose is not to copy it, but recreate anew and use heritage as a reference for developing your personal artistic style and voice. I will take you on a journey through my own artistic development, as well as art history to explore the approaches of other past and present artists, such as Grayson Perry, Picasso, Henry Moore and many more, who have used the past as a reference to their work.
Depending on the setting, each workshop focuses on a specific theme, structure and creative methods that serve the purpose of the event.
• In a museum setting, the workshops will focus on the museum's collection. Students will be given the opportunity to create their own artwork inspired by selected artifacts from the collection. This will enhance the students' understanding of the objects' aesthetic and historical value through artistic exploration and recreation.
• In a school setting, the workshops will be planned in relevance to the demands of school curriculum and will focus on the exploration of key moments and historical artifacts, through new methods of art making.
The creative methods used in all of the above workshops can be in the form of drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, digital media and creative writing. Children will also be encouraged to create toys.