Gifts to Earth: “礼尚往来”

Date: 26th to 28th Sep. 2018
Type: Art Workshop
Artist: Federica B. 
Location: Bayu Farming Gallery

We must behave like a friend

towards the friend

and return gift with gift;

we must oppose it

smile to smile

and deception to lie.

You know it, if you have a friend

in which you trust

and if you want to get a good result,

you must confuse your soul with his

and exchange gifts

and often visit him.

The generous and valiant men

They live the best life;

And are not afraid.

But a coward is afraid of everything;

the miser is always afraid of the gifts. 

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Gifts to Earth. Day One. “A Gift: what does it mean?”

Date: 26th 2018. 
Type: Art Workshop
Artist: Federica B. 
Location: Bayu Farming Gallery

Intangible Objective: To choose a friend, to identify with a natural element, to identify with a mate and give him a present. Tangible Objective: draw your natural element. 

Key Questions for Development: 

1. what is your natural element? / 你的元素是什?
2. who is your friend? /
谁是你的朋友?
3. which gift would you donate him?/
你要捐赠什 ?

Process:

On the first day, the main scope was to offer interpretative keys to reflect on the meaning of donation. When arrived the participants were asked to sit in a circle. In the middle of the circle, there was a basket full of different vegetables. At this point, I asked to choose one vegetable and to introduce themselves one by one while holding it and interacting with it.

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Nature in Art Workshop

Location: Combaby Montessori Education Center (新爱婴早教美兰湖国际中心) and Changshou Community Center. Shanghai

Duration: One class/week. 15th October to 15th November 2017.

Participants: 3-5 years old kids, and their family.

Scope: The workshop was designed and realized to enhancing the understanding of the natural world, by realizing artworks inspired to the following styles and artistic movements:

  • Still Life
  • Impressionism
  • Pointillism
  • Expressionism

Still Life_COLLAGE

Objective: Learn to draw fruit; assembling; reflecting on fruit shapes, dimensions, and colors; review fruit names.

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