AT WHOM ARE THEY AIMED?
The Casa da Imagem (CCI) [House of Image] is open to the community. The activities involve entertaining and exploratory techniques, including the development of artistic and practical techniques. They are aimed at a vast audience: everyone from children, to youngsters, adults, families, teachers and specialized audiences within the artistic field.
WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES?
As a center for artistic education, the CCI offers workshop related activities on a seasonal and annual basis (depending on the kind of training in question). The workshops are organized by professionals in the arts fields who believe that learning in this area comes by practicing, that is, they believe that artistic learning takes place when what we do is the material result of what we know. Following this reasoning, we promote practices that need both a constant affirmation and a consciousness of the meaning and senses of the contents in order to assert themselves as learning exercises.
The CCI promotes activities based on sharing and on practices that favour constant experimentation with and discovery of means, technologies and reflections which come to life through objects/actions. As an artistic and museological center, the CCI promotes the creation of a privileged place for people to come in contact with contemporary art and culture, encouraging a connection with practice always in constant dialogue with its surroundings. We consider that processes of experimentation with contemporary art and culture should be based on the understanding that the exercise of learning a technique is always closely related to the creation of meaning, that is, we encourage learning that reflects upon itself and that is also concerned with what it entails regarding those that take part in it. It is in this learning environment that we understand the practice of contemporary art as a possible way of creating a common ground, where multiple spheres of meaning with different points of reference intersect: from communication and language to the historical, social, philosophical, aesthetical, political and educational dimensions. Learning takes place when we adopt an attitude of discovery, of exploration and deconstruction, of cooperation, of creating and sharing individual perceptions.
The workshops for children were created so that kids could go through entertaining moments of experimentation while embracing several artistic fields. These are a product of different approaches to cultural expression and are meant to encourage attitudes of compromise, promoting the development of the sense of self and of the collective in the context of the activities.Activities Children
The workshops for young people are organized in experimental, relational, fun and multireferential sessions which call up theoretical concepts within reflective practices. These workshops are the product of an understanding of what education and art are, associated with historical and social perspectives, and they are also heavily influenced by schools’ arts curriculums. These activities explore the curriculum in order to suggest a different kind of learning: one that is more inclusive and more oriented towards the meaning of the artistic doing. The students will be given the opportunity to work with professionals and researchers in the field.Activities Youngsters
The workshops for adults are an opportunity for experimenting and deepening your knowledge of several artistic techniques, from the most traditional – such as painting and sculpture – to the current multimedia technologies.
During the workshops we encourage participants to reflect on and to come to an understanding of the meanings of doing – particular moments within cultures which have been systematized by Art History – in order to establish a connection between those moments and contemporary knowledge.
The workshops are organized in independent modules which can be selected among those available from a list of annual workshops.
Recommended age: 15 or older.
As a family, you can experience practical and fun activities that promote the intergenerational dialogue and group work. We also encourage activities that invoke a contemporary understanding of doing with others. These workshops also include entertaining and multireferential features with activities framed by different artistic and cultural expressions, which is the CCI’s trait.Activities Families