This is my last ESOL’s assessment and my first video in English.
My view about Art, and my way to say goodbye.
Why I think it’s vital to encourage teaching Art in schools?
Two years ago, while I was doing a workshop about “comic strips” in a Primary School, I discovered that 12 years old children had a level in Art similar to 6 (years old). The reason of that, I think, is because they hadn´t enough time for studying Art in class.
A report by Warwick University said “since 2010, the number of arts teachers in schools had fallen by up to 11%”.
Pablo Picasso said “every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”
As for me, I would have liked to live my artistic self-discovery in the school. Nobody taught me how to draw, I learned by myself… working and practicing a lot.
What is art for me?
Art is not only knowing to draw or playing an instrument.
Art gives you an opportunity to see the world through different eyes.
I believe that arts are joined together… A piece of music, a film, a street art, even a person, can inspire you to made an original and creative thing.
Drawing is exposing yourself to others,
is stepping outside the comfort zone…
as you are doing when you speak English.
It’s to fail,
it’s to do right.
It’s to try, to learn, to enjoy.
As observer, art knowledge gives you skills to appreciate art pieces,
looking them with more attention,
soaking up music, finding more details…
As creator, art gives you resources to express yourself in different ways.
Art is a self-discovery path where sometimes you feel to have butterflies…
It’s a way to express an idea (draw1), a feeling (draw2), a message (draw3).
Sometimes, I release a frustration (draw4),
or I say a personal lesson (draw5).
Other times, Art is to lose fear of face you a white paper…
An excellent speaker, Ken Robinson, said
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong,
you’ll never come up with anything original”.
Drawing is to enjoy the moment. (video drawing)
It’s to laugh…