CHILDREN: ART & CREATIVITY
ONLINE Conference via zoom Friday, 14th - Saturday, 15th May 2021
One of the greatest skills a person can have in life is to be creative. It is important to start nurturing creativity at a young age. Engaging childrenin artistic activities means that they will be able to develop confidence in their abilities and learn how to innovate. Art encourages risk-free exploration and prepares a freedom of mind that builds confidence. If children will be allowed to experiment freely with means of art to express themselves, a kind of inner wiring of innovation will be set up in their minds. Creating art expands a child's ability to interact with the world around it and provides a new set of skills for self-expression and communication. Art and creativity do not only help to develop the right hemisphere of the brain, they also cultivate important skills that benefit a child's development.
The creative and cultural educational approach, which originates from the northern Italian city of Reggio Emilia, has set in the last decades countless projects, that counter the common notions of children's creativity in many places with new and unusual ideas. Children Museums, ReMidas and Ateliers which have Reggio-inspired environments promoting knowledge and creativity, suggesting questions and generating imaginations. They are wonderful places of phantasy where knowledge, aesthetic and design thinking, places where “the hundred languages” are stimulated.
At this conference, various institutions will not only introduce themselves, they will present their specific ways to offer spaces and places for children, art and creativity. They will give unique insights to their educational content, main topics of exhibitions, workshops and projects.
- MUBA Children's Museum and Remida Milano, Italy
- ReMida Reggio Emilia, Italy
- ReMida Terre d'Acqua - Bologna , Italy
- Children's Museum Munich, Germany
- Center Formida, Luxembourg
- Art Education at Kunstmeile Krems / Austria
- Art Laboratory for Children (KinderKunstLabor) St. Pölten / Austria
- Kre:ART – Urban Atelier Krems / Austria