• AREFS taide ja kultuuri ry is located in Haukivuori in rural Finland and organizes and supports art and culture projects

AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry
AREFS art and culture association



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THIS IS OUR NATURE - 7th CLASS - KNITTING

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printing
3rd class

felting
3rd class

knitting
7th class

painting
8th class

touch nature
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artists

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7TH CLASS - ‘DECORATING OUR VILLAGE’ by Anna Toljamo, Marja de Jong and Shona MacPherson

ART CLASS KNITTING

The students of 7th class have a period in which they can practice different traditional techniques like knitting and weaving. The group in spring 2011 exists of 10 boys and 2 girls. The series has been started with knitting which results will contribute to an art work in the center of the village. The workshops have two levels, first the students have to learn how to knit and second they can design an idea to add to the collective art work.

The techniques used are still traditional in rural Finland and as the students have frequently experiences with arts and crafts they are interested in having new challenges. As the results are contributing to the look of the public space they are involved in the results.

The works of the students will be part of a community art project. In spring every one can start with knitting, crocheting etc to decorate trees, fences, and other objects in the center of the village. Artists will be invited to work together with the participants and to add also their decorations and objects to it.
In art centre Saksala ArtRadius will be an installation in the yard with knitted objects as a connection with the village center.


After the different pieces have been finished, these parts are put on the tree in front of the former municipal house in Haukivuori. At first the parts have to be connected to keep them together. After completing the decoration at school it will be replaced on the tree.
 

This project is funded by:


 

 

 

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