This project is directed towards elementary-aged students with the objective of working with the expressive aspects of Contemporary Art. The main idea is to make it clear that Art has infinite possibilities as a means of expression for ideas, feelings, emotions. . . using very different materials and languages. Just as writers use written language and musicians express themselves through music, visual artists have their own language.

We want to stimulate interaction and a positive attitude towards discussion and interpretation. The main objective is to expand the observation capabilities of children so that they enjoy the works of art and can dialogue with them through experience. Another objective is that children be conscious of their own abilities of expression and that they develop them to the fullest, free from impositions and restrictions, using the same language as the artists.

In order to achieve these objectives, the Museum offers possibilities of scheduling a visit, as well as using material created this year for in-classroom use.

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School project: ExpressArt > express yourself through Art!
This project consists of a variety of ideas that are to be developed in the classroom, either before or after a visit to the Museum, to analyze those aspects related to Contemporary Art.

These ideas, along with the accompanying materials (3D objects, images and text) are available for loan to teachers by request. Their purpose is to facilitate information and tangible resources that will permit the educator to carry out a series of exercises and activities that will stimulate students to incorporate their content in creative and innovative ways, always having in mind the wide diversity of ways of learning which exist.

The ideas are absolutely flexible and can be tailored to particular contexts in which they are developed. Even the materials are dynamic resources that can be used in different ways.

The in-class work will allow for an in-depth understanding of certain aspects, complementing the activities taking place inside the Museum.

All resources may be used either before or after a visit to the Museum.

If used a priori, the in-class work will make it easier for the students to develop processes of recognition, identification, investigation and observation when confronted with the Museum's works. If used afterwards, they will help to answer questions resulting from a Museum visit: Who are the artists? What do they do? Why and how do they work? What are their works like? What are they made out of? What do they tell us?. . .

Throughout the school year we will host sessions on presentation and study for those professors interested in learning more about our resources before they run out. However, attendance as these sessions is not required to be able to request materials.

Visits– workshop in the galleries

Teachers may schedule an educational guided visit/workshop in the galleries with the objective of stimulating the direct contact of children with works of art on display at the Museum. This will facilitate the encounter between different means of artistic expression and promote critical thought in regards to what the children see.

These workshops develop along the lines of actual visits to the galleries, during which the participants will do a series of age-appropriate, practical exercises, allowing them to participate and interact with their classmates, teachers, and the works themselves. They promote reflection and group discussion.

The students are the center of the visit, and they will all have the opportunity to protagonize a portion of the tour. This promotes their active participation, encouraging them to develop skills in observation, reflection and discussion while experimenting, creating and evolving.

The project includes supporting materials that will facilitate the different activities in the galleries, each adapted to the age of the students. These materials consist of a box full of objects, artifacts and materials related to the works on display. They are there to be touched and manipulated without putting the children or the works at risk, offering a tactile experience to compensate for the fact that the works on display are hands-off. The relationship between the materials and the works is univocal and can help to establish a multitude of associations.