VISUAL EXPERIENCE, VISUAL EXPERIMENTATION:
Two categories of experiential, visual workshops. At the first workshop the attendants are familiarized with paintings and sculptures of known and unknown artists, and are invited to improvise creatively and explore thoughts and emotions.
Various media and techniques of representation (drawing, painting, collage etc.) are utilized, with the aim of self-awareness and understanding of our surroundings.
At the second workshop, the visual interpretation is more liberated: the trainees are encouraged to explore their personal expressive routes, within an in-depth approach of themselves and their surroundings.
THE DEPTH OF THE INDITE:
In this program the participants are introduced to the life stories and styles of famous artists, and familiarize themselves with the techniques of “reading” and understanding art works.
They learn to conceptualize, to negotiate questions and reconstruct their personal meanings.
The aim of the program is to activate critical reflection that leads to the transformation of previous knowledge, through projection of selected pieces of painting and sculpture, film and theatre, literature, music and dance.
ART CONSERVATION EXPERIENCE:
The trainees enter the world of historic artifacts, get informed on the deterioration of materials and their treatment.
Consequently, they are encouraged to get actively involved in the conservation process, with the aim of sensory familiarization with cultural heritage and a contemporary approach to the historic memory.
Through movement and improvisation techniques, the participants “breathe life” into paintings and sculptures and tell stories that travel in time, individually or in groups.
The aim is to release people’s imagination and creativity that emerges from physical narratives and kinaesthetic expression.
Lives in Athens, Greece. Museologist and art conservator. Holder of a Bachelor degree in “European Culture Studies” from the Hellenic Open University, and of a MA in “Museum Studies” from the University of Leicester, U.K.
Studies also include a two-year professional training course in fine arts’ conservation and post-graduate studies in the Conservation of Historic Objects at the University of Lincoln, U.K. She is graduate of the professional course in Italian language and culture offered by the Italian Institute of Athens. She is holder of the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Guidance of the Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education in Athens, Greece.
Ms.Papasotiriou has attended seminars, lectures and conferences on aesthetic education, theatrical play, art, museology and art conservation as well as workshops of critical and creative learning through the arts. She was trained at the Conservation department of the Benaki museum in Athens, and currently also works as freelance literary translator. She is collaborating with the Lifelong Center of the municipality of Glyfada, as an adult educator for Art History.
Member of the Museums Association and ICON and graduate of the Royal Academy of Dancing in classical ballet, she has taken part in dance performances, workshops and movies. Member of the International Dance Council of UNESCO. Practices adult education in Art Acts workshops/seminars.
Adult educator, lives and works in Athens, Greece. Studies include Nursery School Teaching, a Bachelor in “European Culture Studies” and a MA in “Adult Education”, both from the Hellenic Open University.
Specialized in the training of Adult Educators, psychotherapy, professional councelling and intercultural-multicultural councelling at the National University of Athens, the National Center of Professional Guidance, Hellenic Open University and IDEKE (Institute of Adult Long term Learning).
Trained in critical and creative learning through the arts by the Association of Adult Educators through a relevant european project in adult education (ARTiT). She is holder of the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Guidance of the Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education in Athens, Greece.
Ms.Tagara has additionally attended a wide range of programs and seminars on experiential learning, theatrical play and museology. Since 2000 she was been cooporating with various institutions as art educator while she has also worked on councelling and support of children with disabilities and their families. As adult educator, she presently collaborates with I.NE.DI.VI.M. (Institute of Youth and Lifelong Learning) in various training programs, such as “Odysseus”, a language and culture vocational project for immigrants living in Greece, and the Municipality of N.Ionia and Ag.Paraskevi, where she presents art history seminars. Practices adult education in Art Acts workshops/seminars.