What a lovely idea. The Kinderatelier Vasata in Graz started a project especially meant for children and teenagers. The atelier is a place where kids can give their creativity room and space without being subject to pressure or competitive thinking. However, Vasata is a European project and it’s not just located in Graz/Austria but also in other places in Switzerland, Greece and Germany.
Through the arts work, the little artists build on their self-esteem. It is not important to be the best! It is important to feel welcome and accepted and to have a place where they can concentrate on the creative process alone.
This process of concentrating on their artworks alone without any negative feelings from the outside can also support the young artists in dealing with any issues that might be stressing them.
In our ever changing and incredibly fast world where children often need to “function” without being left with room for their own interests and moods, I believe this kind of offer is very meaningful. I will surely check it out!
For all details you can visit the website: www.kinderatelier-vasata.eu or find them on Facebook!
From October to December 2012 there is a serious of cultural events taking place in Graz for children aged 4 – 8.
These are organized by Kultum: Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten.
The serious is named “Junge Augen” – “Young Eyes” and it is a Winter edition. The events go from puppet shows to theatre and there are different times and locations. My favourite is already:
“Es Weihnachtet bei Mimi und Brumm” / Puppet theatre by Margrit Gysin from Switzerland! It surely sounds like a lovely story of two little bears, who celebrate Christmas in the forest with lots of candles, the sound of violins and gold glitter…!
Dates: 12 + 13.12.2012
- For all details (in German) please follow this link:www.kultum.at/junge-augen