“Colour is life” – the famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí used to say. He conjured up mosaic-images (trencadís) out of colourful fragments of broken pottery. In this way not only did he use traditional artefacts but also brought back to life the seemingly useless objects. The workshop offers an insight on Antonio Gaudí and his technique, which will be a source of inspiration for our own imaginative projects.
A stencil with an outline of objects made by Gaudí will be decorated by children with small pieces of colourful paper. We will learn e.g. what a mosaic us and what is was used for by the Catalan architect. The workshop will include moreover a short video with the actual buildings inspirational for the stencils. Children will have a chance to exercise their manual skills, in particular cutting out and pasting.
Ewa Grajber – a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Warsaw University. Her scholarly interests focus on the aspect of the word in the oeuvre of the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí. Her courses: “What can we learn from Antonio Gaudí?” and “The folk art of Mexico in theory and practice” are part of the educational offer of the Open University at Warsaw University. For many years involved in the promotion of Mexican culture. In 2011 she participated in the alebrijes workshops (paper sculptures representing imaginary animals) conducted by the craftsman Irving Mondragon at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts of Adam Mickiewicz University in Kalisz. This was the starting point of her passion of creating paper sculptures. She holds classes and workshops related to the culture of Spain and Latin America.