ASFA and AUEB: Another stone in the mosaic of Pedagogical Science
A tour at Athens School of Fine Arts for the students of the AUEB Teacher Education Program
The first action outside of the Athens University of Economics and Business for the spring semester took place on Wednesday 4/3/2020, in the context of the innovative "Art and Education" action when students of the AUEB Teacher Education Program, with the accompaniment of the scientific supervisor Dr. Vasiliki Brinia visited the premises of the Athens School of Fine Arts, located at 256 Piraeus Street.
Specifically, with the help of the ASFA professor of "Teaching of Art", Irene Giannimara, and the ASFA artist Christina Panagopoulou, the students of the Program had the opportunity to tour the painting,sculpture and mosaic workshops of the School, to observe the processes followed by the creators of a work of art, thus receiving another stimulus that will help them to construct their own works of art in groups,in the context of the innovative action "Art and Education". The artworks of the groups will be exhibited in the framework of the now established annual Scientific Conference of the Program, which will take place in May at the premises of the Athens University of Economics and Business and will have as main theme the Student.
The tour started from the workshops of the freshmen students of the School, where the students of the Program had the opportunity to see paintings, colors and textures of main interest, while chatting with the artist Manolis Merambeliotis, who, in art as well as in life itself, has disciplined himself to the utmost form of freedom and in this context knows exactly why he does or does not do something. Then the students visited the sculpture workshop, where they saw various materials such as stone, clay or even plaster, styrofoam and wire "come to life" taking human form through proper processing. Due to the variety of materials available, Ms. Irene Giannimara urged the students to first select the material on which they would like to create their artwork and then focus on the Student while using techniques of "Visual culture". In the context of "visual culture" the works can be given a unique character not only by their material and texture but also by their conceptual profile, ideas and messages that even symbolize the way they are presented, as how to organize the art exhibit involves a pedagogical methodology, for which students of the Program will soon have the opportunity to learn more from the Program's partner, Tatiana May-Kallergi. The tour at ASFA was completed with a visit to the mosaic laboratories, where various materials such as marble, granite and enamel are transformed from irregular rocks into small mosaics, which combined with appropriate techniques can create long-lived projects.
In this sense, this is what they are trying to make, those who participate in Tep AUEB, with each one of them adding another piece to the mosaic of emotions they are experiencing from the beginning of the academic year, which upon the completion of the Program in a few months,will have gained a place in time but mainly in their hearts.
You can see photos from the visit here.